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Breakout: Cut Through the Noise: Listen to Your Audience

Publication date: 
07/2016

In this session, we'll cover ways to ensure your communications are clear and consistent across channels and focused on moving your audiences toward increased engagement. We'll also explore specific tools and techniques you can use to measure your success, including an interactive discussion about the Long Term Value (LTV) of engaged supporters.

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From Big Ideas to Big Change

Foundations are committing more resources than ever before to communicating about their work and missions -- yet grantees continue to give funders low marks when it comes to fostering a clear understanding of what the foundation is trying to accomplish and where they fit in. To address this gap, Spitfire Strategies developed From Big Ideas to Big Change. This report examines how foundations communicate about their change strategies and offers advice for effectively engaging foundation staff, grantees and other audiences in communications efforts that succeed in turning a vision of change...

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The Ingredients of a Press Kit

Publication date: 
04/2007

Foundations must give serious thought to how much should be given away today and what should be saved for the future. Written with a particular advocacy position, this academic paper from the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations provides a good summary of both sides of the foundation payout debate.

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