Your Solution to Capacity Challenges: Strategy!

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In our work with organizations almost every leader tells us that their primary challenge is capacity. They say something along the lines of, “we have so many ideas and so much opportunity, but we just don’t have the staff and

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Collaboration Adds Capacity and Content

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As you know, LightBox Collaborative is aiming to be even more collaborative this year. One way we are going to accomplish this is by having a different LightBox Collaborator curate our social media every month to spur conversation, share fresh

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Putting the We in I: Using Personal Narrative to Tackle Difficult Issues


A group of middle school students were given four choices, along with the hypothetical sum of $5 million dollars. The question before them was simple: how would you spend the money to help kids do better in school?  The options presented to the students

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A Resolution for Greater Collaboration


The New Year is, of course, a time when many of us contemplate new beginnings and new intentions. But this year, we’ve been thinking about old goals; right back to the founding of our organization. At LightBox Collaborative, we work

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A Different Kind of Wish List


I admit it. I have an online wish list, populated by items that I would like to own. Frivolous, beautiful things, mostly. Or a practical extravagance (stand mixer anyone?) that makes me seem industrious, craving the right tools for the

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My Holidays, Simplified: More Connection, Less Stuff


For me – like many of my modern American peers – the holidays have become synonymous with frazzled travel, frantic list-making and anxious overdoing of gifts and goodies. It’s exhausting and not at all celebratory. This year, I’ve been inspired

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Become Your Own Publishing Powerhouse with LightBox Collaborative’s 2014 Editorial Calendar

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The 2014 LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar has arrived! When we first launched our Editorial Calendar four years ago we had no idea it would become so popular. Since its release in 2011, our free content scheduling tool has been downloaded and

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Finding the Common Ground

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The first thing we tell anyone focused on messaging is to talk about values in order to find common ground. The first question we then get back is: how do we find common ground when our values seem so different?

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Q&A with Helvetika Bold, Social Justice Superhero

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This week, we’re honored to share some ideas from communications superhero, Helvetika Bold. Created by our friends at Opportunity Agenda, Helvetika Bold is the kind of hero our movements need—sassy and strong, outspoken and on-message. Enjoy the tips and tricks

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Think Differently: Why Apple’s Advertising is More Effective Than Your Organization’s Communication Strategy


Psst! If I told you I’d discovered the secret to making your organization’s messages as effective as Apple’s advertising, would you buy it? Lucky for you I’m not a capitalist. I am going to make the secret available to you

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