CASE STORIES

The LightBox Collaborative has the honor of working with awesome nonprofits, philanthropies and other do-gooders on the cutting edge of social change. Click the links below for stories of the creative solutions we’ve helped our clients create, and for some of the lessons we’ve learned along the way.

  • Are Your Communications Tactics DULL Enough?

    In honor of the April Fool’s Day just passed, we’re challenging you to achieve your SMART goals through DULL tactics; that is, tactics that are Deliberate, Unique, Lit and Loud. Read More
  • Show and Tell: Communications Case Study

    LightBox Collaborative is delighted to continue our partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to strengthen the work of their grantees, who are making the Crescent City and its neighboring parishes better for all. We’re pleased to share smart lessons from a few of the fantastic organizations we’ve met through our work in New Orleans—and hope you ... Read More
  • Music is Not a Crime: Advocacy Case Study

    LightBox Collaborative is delighted to continue our partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to strengthen the work of their grantees, who are making the Crescent City and its neighboring parishes better for all. We’re pleased to share smart lessons from a few of the fantastic organizations we’ve met through our work in New Orleans — and ... Read More
  • At Cal, Back-to-School Starts with Inclusion

    Over the past several weeks, students across the nation have come back to school. And as students have returned to campus at the University of California at Berkeley, they’ve been greeted with messages designed to create a more welcoming environment on campus, thanks to our clients at Cal’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It started ... Read More
  • Work We’re Proud Of: Transgender Law Center

    It’s been a complicated Pride month, to say the least. The LGBTQ community has achieved hard-fought victories: the right to serve openly in the military, marriage equality, and the designation of the Stonewall Inn as America’s first-ever LGBT national monument. We have much to celebrate, as each of these important milestones reminds us how far ... Read More
  • New Excitement for the New Year

    It’s that dreaded first week of January. We’ve taken down the tinsel, the weather is gray and it can feel like life has lost some of its glow. My Facebook feed is full of gifs of the morning struggle. Though I have had the pleasure of doing change-making work for most of my career, I will admit ... Read More
  • Tortoise + Hare = Strong Strategy for the Great Outdoors

    You know the story, right? The tortoise moves forward slowly but surely. The hare sprints, stops, gets distracted, sprints again in a new direction, but doesn’t cross the finish line first. I’m here to say that you don’t always have to choose to be fast or slow. Sometimes you can do both. The trick is knowing when ... Read More
  • Building Capacity to Sustain Social Movements

    LightBox Collaborative was honored to partner with Communities for Public Education Reform (CPER), to help strengthen the work of public education advocates nationwide. Following is an excerpt from a report recently released to summarize the learnings of this innovative funder collaborative at its sunset, Building Capacity to Sustain Social Movements: Ten Lessons from the Communities ... Read More
  • News Flash: Refugee Stories Have Happy Endings

    Americans have a lot of sympathy for the refugee experience. Just the word “refugee” conjures images in our head of crowded camps and sad eyed children. But are those images accurate? And more importantly, are they helpful? The truth is, the refugee experience can be harrowing. Just the nature of refugee status means that you are ... Read More
  • Movement Building via… Your Closet?

    Earlier this year, Peers.org asked LightBox to help design a campaign that would showcase and celebrate the power of sharing. Since we believe that fun is the best way to draw folks into your campaign, we brainstormed ideas that would demonstrate what the sharing economy is all about while having a good time in the process. So where ... Read More