Spitfire Strategies

About SpitfireWho We Are

As a woman-owned firm, Spitfire’s values are rooted in one core principle: everyone belongs and has the power to spark change. Our work mirrors this. We’re relentless in our pursuit of opportunities to represent the best interests of people and the planet—whether that takes us into communities, across the country, or around the world. Our team of professionals stands ready to bring – and tap into – diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise to tackle the most critical social and environmental issues of our time.

 


About SpitfireWe Share Your Vision of a Better World

Our clients are on the front lines of society’s most complex issues. You are the game changers whose work speaks to the human condition. And whether it’s righting income inequality, protecting the environment, providing high-quality education to all students, fighting discrimination alongside immigrant families, expanding the opportunity for good health and health care for all people, advancing LGBTQIA equality, advocating for racial justice or safeguarding women’s reproductive freedom, we stand with you–because we share your determination to make our world a better place.

 

 


About SpitfireWe Get You

When you work with us, you get a team that knows what it’s like to be an advocate on the front lines, what it takes to run a nonprofit organization or lead a foundation, and what goes into framing up a high-impact campaign strategy.

That’s because we’ve been there. We’ve worked for advocacy organizations and foundations and in presidential administrations. We’ve served as staff on the Hill. We’ve organized rallies, led marches, fielded petitions, held full-court press conferences and coordinated shareholder resolutions. You’ll find us active in social justice movements, civic engagement efforts and issue-based campaigns, where we stay on the cutting edge of advocacy and campaign craft. Collectively, we have decades of experience working with and for nonprofits and foundations to achieve big wins.

With hubs in D.C., New York, San Francisco, Denver and Durham, as well as allies throughout the U.S., we know how to move issues on the Hill, in statehouses, city halls, neighborhoods, on the ballot, in boardrooms and around the world.

 


About SpitfireWe See Your Challenge and Raise You an Opportunity

Our clients come to us with a desire to advance equity and justice, save the planet from environmental destruction or create a society in which people can live their best lives possible (and sometimes it’s all three of those at once). We help them build momentum and get out ahead. No matter the communication challenges our clients face, we’ll put our heads together to navigate it. With Spitfire you get more than just a project team, you get our collective hive mind—where we pull each other in for impromptu strategy sessions and trade ideas, share networks, and highlight opportunities across teams every day. That’s because we’re a group of creative, down-to-earth people who enjoy working together to not only overcome our society’s toughest challenges, but propel our clients to their next great achievements.

 


Sptfire Sparks ChangeWe Are Curious, Strategic Thinkers Who Stay One Step Ahead

Strategy is in Spitfire’s DNA. It’s the North Star that allows us to deliver results. We find the right strategy from the start and never lose sight of it. We keep on top of the latest communication trends, create tools that capture best practices and design learning experiences that transform issues and campaigns.

We help our clients bring their big ideas to life with smart communications, winning campaigns and learning opportunities.

 

 

 


Together, we’ll help you spark change.

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