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Going Beyond Resonance: How Social Change Advocates Can Craft Messages That Work

Posted: June 16, 2017

How social change advocates can craft messages that work.

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The Power of Fact in a ‘Post-Truth’ World

Posted: April 4, 2017

Is there room for truth in a post-truth world? Yes, if we use the best of what we know from science and strategic communication to frame it the right way.

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5 Black Artists Driving Change that You Need to Know

Posted: February 11, 2016

Art provides a unique engine for driving social change. In it's various forms, art can foster empathy through storytelling and provide a face for various issues. From poetry to visual art to music, art can reach new audiences in ways that touch their lives, give them hope and inspire them to take action. So, here are five black artists you need to know.

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Why We’re Building Changeville

Posted: January 5, 2016

This year’s Changeville is just the beginning of what we hope will become a vibrant creative community among those using their art and storytelling abilities to drive change, while also creating a shared destination for those who create and appreciate this kind of work. Read more about what we are building.

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Part Of The Argument: LGBTQ Storytelling and Social Change

Posted: September 10, 2015

The acceleration in the LGBTQ rights movement has been remarkable and can be attributed to the activists who have busted their asses to change the minds of policymakers and judges. But storytelling has been an accelerant to the pace of change. Aggregate, a creative strategy group, has created a timeline mapping LGBTQ storytelling.


And…ACTION: Saving the World One Guilty Pleasure at a Time

Posted: August 19, 2015

We all know the influential power of media and storytelling, but And…Action- a new project of Spitfire Strategies that connects film and TV stories on important issues with nonprofits working on similar issues- are using the duo strategically to drive change.


Rebranding The Single Mom

Posted: May 25, 2015

Why this mom thinks it’s time to rebrand the single mom.


Aim For The Head But Don’t Miss The Heart

Posted: April 28, 2015

Change happens when people's emotional and rational sides are aligned.


3 Lessons for Nonprofit Writers from Harvard’s Steven Pinker

Posted: April 6, 2015

Want to write well? Start by looking at the evidence for what makes for effective writing.


Stopping Phony Science With A Big Dose Of The Truth

Posted: February 6, 2015

The current measles crisis refects a failure of many scientists, and their communications specialists, to publicly voice the truth.