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Back to Basics for Congressional District Visits and Candidate Forums

October 4, 2018

In advance of the November 6, 2018 mid-term election when Americans will vote to fill federal, state, and local offices, human service organizations will have opportunities to meet with Members of Congress during their district visits and attend candidate forums. The House of Representatives recesses for a district work period from October 12 until November […]

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National Assembly Urges Broader Community of Influencers to Adopt Reframing

September 20, 2018

“A Call to Action for Human Service Advocates: If You Want a Different Result, Tell a Different Story,” by Lee Sherman, President and CEO of the National Human Services Assembly, and Bridget Gavaghan, Director of the National Reframing Initiative, in the September 3, 2018 Philanthropy Journal, argues for broad-based adoption of reframing. Human services build […]

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Federal Proposal Mirrors Misperceptions of Human Services

September 6, 2018

“Lawmakers, Ask Human-Service Experts About New Approaches on Federal Programs,” an opinion column by National Human Services Assembly CEO Lee Sherman in the August 15, 2018 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, explains how parts of the Administration’s June proposal, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century,” reflect, and would reinforce, public misperceptions of human […]

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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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