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Could “Solutions Journalism” Be the Next Big Thing For Nonprofits?

Posted: May 19, 2016

Sacha Evans, senior associate at DG + CO, talked with Kathryn Thier, adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon, who is wrapping up her first semester teaching one of the country’s first university courses entirely devoted to solutions journalism.

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frank Playlist: Changing the Lives of Children

Posted: March 22, 2016

In this frank playlist, a CEO, reporter and a student share the work they are doing to transform the lives of children through play, understanding the child brain and transforming the American education system.

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Stump Speech: “School-to-Prison Pipeline”

Posted: March 3, 2016

In a new series, Sacha Evans, senior associate for Douglas Gould and Company, examines the language used in stump speeches on the campaign trail – how well it works, and who’s behind it.

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Fellow Friday: From on the Ground to Behind the Scenes

Posted: November 13, 2015

Every summer, the Frank Karel Fellowship places undergraduate students who are first-generation college students and/or represent diverse racial, ethnic and social backgrounds in an eight-week summer internship within the communications team of a carefully selected nonprofit organization.  The Fellowship honors and advances the legacy of Frank Karel, who established, led and nurtured the field of strategic communications in philanthropy during his 30 years as chief communications officer for the Robert Wood Johnson and Rockefeller Foundations. Karel believed that racial and ethnic minorities should be better represented in the communications field and that we should be proactive in recruiting and nurturing broader participation…


The Moment I Lost It

Posted: December 1, 2014

Why we can never take for granted the work we do as communicators.


If You Want To Get Somewhere, You Need A Good Map

Posted: October 3, 2014

How MoveED is helping groups working on efforts to boost college completion rates find and connect with each other.