Spitfire Strategies

Walk Through the SmartScan: Webinars Oct. 20 & 23

Beth Kanter

By Beth Kanter
Chief Strategy Officer

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 an awesome tool for foundations to share with grantees to ensure their efforts get the best results.

Take the SmartScan for a test drive to find out if your organization or your grantees are using communication effectively.

For Foundations*:

Spitfire is offering a free webinar and demo to foundations on Monday, Oct. 20 from 1 pm – 2 pm ET. Click here to register.

For Nonprofits*:

Spitfire is offering a free webinar and demo to nonprofits on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 1 pm – 2 pm ET.  Click here to register

*If you’re a foundation but the timing doesn’t work for you, please join us for the nonprofits webinar. And vice versa. These webinars will be tailored for their audience, but you’ll still have a chance to check out the tool and learn all about how the SmartScan can help your communication efforts.

“This is a truly transformative program and there is no question that it is preparing leaders to be courageous communicators.”

- Colleen Bailey, Executive Director, The National Steinbeck Center

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Mike Carter-Conneen

By Mike Carter-Conneen
Director

  In the first installment of this two-part series, I shared some insights from my years working in TV news and media relations, focusing on the best methods to get your pitches seen by reporters. In this part, I review some strategies for increasing the odds those reporters will actually… (read more)

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Kristen Grimm

By Kristen Grimm
President

  I’ve been working with a number of new executive directors this past year. After years of hard work, or in some instances, after waking up from a dream about a new organization that MUST exist, these people found themselves with all eyes on them. From the moment they updated… (read more)

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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)

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