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Tell a Story of Collective Action and Benefits

March 23, 2017

In the last newsletter, we talked about the cultural models that are dominating public thinking as a result of the current national discourse. Cultural models are “deeply held understandings that motivate thought and behavior in largely unconscious and automatic ways.” One of the cultural models that the FrameWorks Institute identified as being easily activated for […]

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Interrupting the Current Narrative

March 9, 2017

The campaign-dominated national dialogue of 2016 continues to impact nonprofits in unhelpful ways, according to a recent article in the Nonprofit Quarterly by Nat Kendall-Taylor and Susan Nall Bales of the FrameWorks Institute. In “Your Nonprofit’s Role in Reframing the Post-Election Discourse,” Kendall-Taylor and Nall Bales provide a comprehensive analysis of the cultural models that […]

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Bringing the Public into Budget Conversations

February 23, 2017

This time of year finds the human service sector focused on engaging the public around budget decisions taking place in statehouses and in Washington, DC. We all know that rallying public support for budget priorities can be tricky. Luckily, research from the FrameWorks Institute can help us be more intentional in how we go about […]

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Shining a Light on the Solutions

February 9, 2017

Just after the election, the New York Times published an op-ed that has important guidance for the human service sector as we seek to engage the public’s support to address key societal challenges. “When Reportage Turns to Cynicism,” authored by David Bornstein and Tina Rosenberg of the Solutions Journalism Network, analyzes the impact of a […]

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Boys and Men of Color Thought Leadership Convening: Report & Call to Action

January 31, 2017

Convening Objectives On December 7, 2016, thirty-two leaders from a range of human service organizations convened to reflect on the sector’s existing and emerging role in increasing well-being of boys and men of color in the United States. Participants included direct service providers, research and advocacy groups, national membership organizations, and philanthropic foundations. The group […]

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