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Webinar Series: Opposition Messaging – Nov. 19, 2014 at 1pm ET

Most nonprofit groups that stand for something typically find there are groups on the other side of the fence.  When faced with opposition, you must be strategic in your response, remain in control of the conversation and stay on message. During this webinar, participants will learn how to anticipate and… (read more)

Walk Through the SmartScan: Webinars Oct. 20 & 23

To succeed, organizations must embed effective communication practices into all they do and have the discipline to measure the results. That’s why Spitfire created the SmartScan™.  The SmartScan helps organizations assess whether they have the systems in place and are using them effectively to be strong communicating organizations. It’s also… (read more)

Opposition Management – September 16 at 4 p.m. ET

Opposition management – the art of keeping your competition and opponents off guard and playing defense – is one of the new additions to our Planning to Win™ tool. Even if you don’t think you have opposition, a little research will likely unveil someone who would argue for a different approach… (read more)

Webinar Series: Measuring Impact – September 24 at 1 p.m. ET

Nonprofits all too often hear the word measurement and immediately look at how many people are visiting their website, number of Facebook fans and the size of their e-newsletter and press release distribution lists. But are these numbers tied to specific objectives? For example, if you send a report to… (read more)

Webinar Series: Living in a Digital World – July 23 at 1 p.m. ET

Facebook and Twitter? Email open rates? What makes good content? What else do you need to know? Join Spitfire digital maven Ellie Klerlein as she leads a webinar focused on the seven areas that are essential to creating a strong digital strategy: listening, websites, email and mobile, social media, outreach,… (read more)

Webinar Series: Smart Chart™ – July 9 at 1 p.m. ET

Have you put significant time and energy into your communication efforts only to see minimal returns on your investment? Whether you are launching a fundraising campaign, convincing people to change their behavior or plotting a policy change in your community, Spitfire’s Smart Chart webinar will teach you the right questions… (read more)

Webinar Series: Discovering the Activation Point™ – May 21 at 1 p.m. ET

Tired of hearing people say they support your issue, only to find them sitting on their hands when you need them? Are you planning awesome events, but struggle with attendance? Spitfire has just the tool for you. Veteran trainer and Spitfire director Monisha Som will introduce participants to Discovering the… (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

In a Time of Scarcity, We Need Narratives of Abundance

Caroline Gasparini

By Caroline Gasparini
Account Coordinator

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, people are feeling a lot of emotions right now, all at once. There is uncertainty in our day-to-day lives, concern over the future and fear for the health, safety and livelihood of our families, friends, neighbors and selves. It’s easy to become overwhelmed… (read more)

Putting the Stimulus Package to Work for Communities

Annabelle Gardner

By Annabelle Gardner
Director

Community-based organizations are working around the clock to support communities hard hit by COVID-19. Last week, Congress passed the largest federal stimulus package in U.S. history — the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act — which represents an unprecedented opportunity for community-based organizations like yours to advocate for… (read more)

Communicating During a Crisis

Erin B. Hart

By Erin B. Hart
Chief Innovation Officer

Expressions of caring connect us in our shared humanity during challenging times. We are navigating similar, and very personal challenges, as we manage our lives around the spread of COVID-19. Many of Spitfire’s trusted partners are working with us to determine if they should address the pandemic and, if so,… (read more)

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