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Indiana’s Youth Service Bureau Brings Reframing to Fundraising

April 4, 2019

We frequently receive requests for real world reframed development communications. In this newsletter, we’re bringing you a recent example from Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County (YSB) in South Bend, Indiana. YSB provides safety, shelter, and opportunities for success to youth ages 12-24 because it believes “Our community thrives when all youth are safe, […]

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National Assembly Joins Supreme Court Briefs in Census Case

April 4, 2019

On Monday, the National Assembly joined two “friends of the court” briefs in support of the respondents in the case before the Supreme Court addressing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. One brief, led by the National Council of Nonprofits, detailed how the citizenship question would have a negative impact on […]

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Signs and Sparks – Message From the CEO

March 28, 2019

It seems that most days, I am just looking for a small sign. An act of kindness. A moment of grace. A word or gesture that raises the spirit. In the chaotic and often mean-spirited world in which we live, it can be difficult to see and hear these signs. But, they are there – […]

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Bill Highlight: The Families Belong Together Act (H.R. 883 & S. 271)

March 27, 2019

Although media attention has waned on the issue of family separation, the harmful consequences of past policies persist. The National Assembly closely follows immigration issues that impact families and youth, including legislation that would begin to rectify the harm caused by last year’s “zero tolerance” policy. Earlier this year, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Sen. […]

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Hammer Home the Building Well-Being Narrative with the Construction Metaphor

March 21, 2019

The explanatory construction metaphor is integral to a well-framed Building Well-Being Narrative because it provides the public with a more complete and productive picture of what human services are and how they work by relating them to something that is more easily and intuitively understood. This prevents the public from defaulting to inaccurate cultural models […]

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