Share Your Story. Inspire Change.
Spitfire has been working with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to launch an exciting project that invites people to share their personal moments when they felt a strong, meaningful connection to the environment through a video, picture or written post on MyEarthChangingMoments.org. These “aha” moments taught them something new, altered their perspective, or inspired them to change the way they interact with the environment.
As it turns out, stories are an incredibly powerful way to get a message across. The response was enormous. People posted diverse stories with a wide variety of inspiring moments, ranging from the time they decided to go organic, to the day a sunrise changed their view on the world, to how friends, families and even turtles inspired them to take better care of the Earth.
Once they had posted their own Earth Changing Moment, many began to share it with their friends and social media followers, who in turn shared their own stories. What started as a simple story grew into a chain of inspiration, demonstrating the power of storytelling and how small moments in one’s everyday life can create large impact.
Interested in sharing YOUR Earth Changing Moment? Go to www.myearthchangingmoments.org and tell us about it!
Rally Your Networks, Tuesday December 3rd is #GivingTuesday
The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is now #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. Take advantage of this national movement by mobilizing your supporters when their attention is focused on giving.
If you haven’t emailed, tweeted, or posted to Facebook yet, you can find outreach materials here. Nonprofit leaders are an essential part of this movement to encourage more, better and smarter giving during the Holiday Season. Help #GivingTuesday get the word out by liking them on Facebook or Twitter. Happy Holidays from Spitfire!
Spitfire Strategies is now accepting candidates for its 2014 Executive Training Program. This intensive, year-long communication training helps nonprofit leaders hone their communication skills while building the overall communication capacity and effectiveness of their organizations. Through a series of in-person trainings, tailored one-on-one coaching and monthly webinars, Spitfire's Executive Training Program gives participants the skills and resources needed to direct high-impact communication programs that lead to lasting social change. Learn further details here.
Spitfire Strategies offers advocacy organizations a new guide for creating the influence needed to achieve their social change goals. Click here to download the full report and start wielding stronger influence today.
Communicating organizations need a vibrant and engaged board. They often have the expertise, visibility and networks an organization needs to succeed. Spitfire Strategies will help participants consider ways to turn their board into a powerhouse resource for their issue including effective board communications, strategic deployment and how to train them. To register for this webinar, click here.