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A Call to Action for Human Service Advocates: If You Want a Different Result, Tell a Different Story

September 3, 2018

The Philanthropy Journal recently published a feature on the National Human Services Assembly and our National Reframing Human Services Initiative. The piece details the history of the initiative and the ongoing need for reframing, along with exploring a few of our lessons learned and some thoughts on implementation of the researched-based communications strategy. Below is […]

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Are Your Numbers Telling the Right Story?

August 9, 2018

Facts matter and data has become ubiquitous in editorials, brochures, social media posts, websites, and other products. We in the human service sector tend to use numbers as advocacy tools, to portray the needs of our constituencies and communities, and to share the scope of our programs. Unfortunately, these common uses of data often fail […]

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Building Reframing Into Organizational Culture

July 26, 2018

True reframing integration means weaving the approach into the fabric of your organization, making it automatic and easier to adopt for staff now and in the future. Beyond simply reframing specific content, sustainability is achieved when reframing is established as the lens through which to make communications, development, and policy decisions across the organization. One […]

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Administration’s Reorganization Proposal Brings Framing to the Forefront

July 12, 2018

On Thursday, June 21, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a proposal, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” to reorganize the executive branch of the federal government. At a time when our sector is trying to bridge the gaps in the public’s understanding of what human services are, why people need support, […]

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Unlocking the Transformative Potential of the Sector

June 28, 2018

On Wednesday, June 13, the National Human Services Assembly held its 2018 Annual Convening, entitled Essential Conversations on Human Services. One such conversation that took place during the stimulating breakout sessions was Reframing Human Services and Improving the Health of the Sector, featuring Bridget Gavaghan, National Reframing Initiative Director, National Human Services Assembly; Susan Dreyfus, […]

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