Spitfire Strategies

Archive for March, 2017

Our curious week at frank

Prita Piekara

By Prita Piekara
Director of External Engagement

Each year, hundreds of social change communicators, researchers, students, authors and experts descend on Gainesville to come together and learn for frank. And anyone who knows the Spitfire crew knows we aren’t ones to miss a party, particularly one focused on communicating for social good. The theme this year was… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Jen Thom

Get to know one of our newest directors, Jen Thom! How are you sparking change as a Spitfire these days? Right now I am working with a few different clients on training and strategic planning to set them up for big wins in the coming year. Our team is working… (read more)

“This has been a tremendous eye opener. It shows us how to pull the aspects of communications skills, from the message, to the audience. It forced us to identify our strengths and our weaknesses in an effort to become more strategic in how we prepare our messages and communicate them.”

- Training Participant

COAL + ICE: Overcoming Barriers to Spark Climate Action

AnaChristina Arana

By AnaChristina Arana
Account Coordinator

  “One of the key messages that comes out very strongly from the [IPCC] report is that we are already seeing the consequences of 1°C of global warming through more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, among other changes,” said Panmao Zhai, Co-Chair of IPCC Working… (read more)

Spitfire Spotlight: Get to know our newest Spitfires

There are some new faces at Spitfire, adding valuable talents and perspectives to the Spitfire team. We sat down with four of them to learn more about some of their favorite things—at work and at play.   Where were you before Spitfire? Mike Carter-Conneen Director, Washington, D.C. I spent 15… (read more)

Throwback Thursday: Thinking Through Communication Conundrums

Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  One of the best jobs I ever had was at Exploration Summer Camp (their motto: where you make summer meaningful), where I worked from ages 18-21. As counselors, we made up classes to teach and we did activities in the afternoon. One day, I found myself co-leading a contraception… (read more)

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