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Three Ways to Make Your Message Stick

By Carrie Fox   Think about the last request you made of someone that went unanswered. Maybe it was to a colleague, a potential funder, or a journalist. Why do you think they didn’t respond? Maybe the request came in at a…
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From Here to There (READ THIS Before your Next Strategic Planning Session)

By Carrie Fox It’s strategic planning season. This month, tens of thousands of organizations will start their strategic planning process for the year(s) to come.  And according to Inc. Magazine, more than 50% of those organizations will…
A city street with the MLK Jr. quote "If you can't fly, then run; if your can't run, then walk; if you can't walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."
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Looking Back, Looking Forward

By Carrie Fox This holiday season, as we celebrate the first anniversary of Mission Partners, we are thankful for you and for your partnership in moving missions forward for the benefit of our communities, our nation, and our world. 2017 was…
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A World of Good

By Carrie Fox Charnice Milton was a young community reporter working for the Capital Community News in Washington, DC. On May 27, 2015, she was on her way home from covering a story in D.C.’s Ward 8, when she was killed at her bus stop…
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Going Beyond Belief

I believe that communications can change the world. I believe that when people connect with one another—often across whatever divides us—real, positive and lasting change happens. Whether it is advancing a critical piece of legislation, inspiring a movement, educating young students, or building bridges between cultural divides, positive change happens through communication.
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The Promise to America’s Children and Youth

20 years ago last week, five living Presidents and Nancy Reagan were gathered together in Philadelphia at an event called the President’s Summit for America’s Future, hosted by General Colin Powell, to make a promise to our children and…
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Corporate Responsibility in the Unpredictable Trump Era

Win, Lose, or Draw… I don’t think any of us know what the Trump era will bring. For companies, a Republican President and Majority signals a pro-business agenda for the next four years. But Trump’s populist approach is unpredictable,…