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Research Confirms: Success is a Secret to Success

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Featured, Research, Story Bank, Who's doing what works | 0 comments

Research Confirms: Success is a Secret to Success

Editor’s note: We asked Ed Walz, Vice President Communications at First Focus, to provide some ‘short take’ insights from his recent post on the First Focus site (Research Confirms: Success Is a Secret to Success), posted below Ed’s notes. During the past five years of working with Spitfire Strategies on initiatives that gave me the opportunity to partner with state children’s advocacy organizations, and now with First Focus, I have learned some great lessons...

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Growing Child Poverty In America: There Is Simply No Excuse

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Doing the math, News, Research, Story Bank | 0 comments

Growing Child Poverty In America: There Is Simply No Excuse

Regarding our recent post of Peter Dreier’s piece, “Poverty in America 50 Years After Michael Harrington’s ‘The Other America‘,” (The Huffington Post), our publisher Hershel Sarbin called my attention to a great service from First Focus, which tracks the best of journalism and research on child poverty. Very much up to date — powerful data and insights crafted for quick reading, with links to full texts and presentations. Top of the List, in our view, was Bruce...

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Eureka! Storytelling Wins High Praise In Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox 2011

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Reader favorites, Research | 0 comments

Eureka! Storytelling Wins High Praise In Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox 2011

When a Review copy of Robert M. Penna’s Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox—2011 landed on my desk a few months ago, I wondered whether this comprehensive 350-page guide might-just might–include a few thoughts on the critical relationship between good nonprofit outcomes and good nonprofit communication. Lo and behold–Eureka!–my TOC search revealed two chapters (almost 40 practical pages ) highlighting Spitfire Strategies’ Smart Chart, and refreshing insights on the...

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Breakthrough Messaging Research In Child Advocacy Communication!

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 in Editor's notes, Featured, Reader favorites, Research | 0 comments

Breakthrough Messaging Research In Child Advocacy Communication!

The full results of Child Advocacy 360 Foundation’s 2010 national research on “Solutions Storytelling: Messaging to Mobilize Support for Children’s Issues,” conducted by Douglas Gould & Company and The Topos Partnership, are now available. A brief Executive Summary , as well as a short Editor’s Note on strategic messaging, are a click away. Executive Summary Strategic Recommendations memo To secure access to the full 42-page PDF Report on the Research Findings, click...

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Whatever Happened to that Great Research We Did Last Year? And Why Do I Ask?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2007 in Research | 0 comments

I ask because, on so many occasions during my Child Advocacy work in recent years-most recently as the founder and editor of the non profit Child Advocacy 360 News Network-I have witnessed such good research on children’s rights and child well-being, and such poor communication of the results, and such miserable follow up in leveraging the findings for the benefit of children that I have pledged to do my own ” What ever happened to…” research on this major area of...

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Editor’s Picks: Recent Favorites From the News Media and Beyond

Posted by on Jul 19, 2007 in Research | 0 comments

Creative Solutions: Milwaukee finds success with professional foster parents program: Faced with an epidemic of girls in foster care running away from foster homes, Milwaukee County Children’s Court has begun paying some caregivers a full time salary instead of a monthly stipend. Advocacy Front: Texas churches promote adoption Conservative Christian churches in the Dallas area and beyond are encouraging churchgoers to look seriously at adoption, in part to expand their focus beyond...

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