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New Tools for Conversations About Bias, Race and Change

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Yesterday was the day we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. That holiday inspires a lot of discussion about race and racism, but those are conversations that need to continue all year long. But we know

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New Excitement for the New Year

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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

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Coordinate Your Team with the 2016 LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar

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At LightBox Collaborative we’re big fans of fostering a staff that communicates. Team members across our organizations are all communicating all the time; engaging in conversations across multiple platforms, working among multiple audiences to build credibility and influence for our

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3 Tricks for Fearless Ghost Writing

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If you work in the communications field long enough, you’ll end up doing a lot of ghost writing. Be it blog posts, social media status updates, press statements, or speeches, you will be expected to put words in someone else’s

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Words Matter; Choose Well with “Say This Not That”

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Ever had one of those “wouldn’t it be great if…” moments? An idea that would make life easier, more connected, more fulfilling or fun? Yee Won Chong had one of those moments right about this time last year: wouldn’t it

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5 Communications Lessons from the Smoking Ban

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On Sunday morning, I enjoyed a smoke-free brunch with friends. We didn’t choke down second-hand smoke with our waffles and no one even bothered to ask us if we wanted to sit in the smoking section. Because Sunday marked the 25th

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Building Leaders Communicating for Change

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This summer, the LightBox Collaborative team is pleased to continue our partnership with the SPIN Academy to teach people working for social change how to use communications to achieve their goals. An event-driven nonprofit, SPIN Academy calls on the LightBox

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Tortoise + Hare = Strong Strategy for the Great Outdoors

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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

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SPIN Academy: Storytelling for Movement Building

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Every year, the SPIN Academy trains emerging activists to use the power of communications for social change. In this post, we follow up with one alum who’s done just that. Do you want to be next? Apply for this summer’s

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Building Capacity to Sustain Social Movements

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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

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