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New Fundraising and Advocacy Resources

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New Fundraising and Advocacy Resources

As attendees of the National Reframing Initiative’s webinar, Human Service Messaging During the COVID-19 Crisis, know, we’ve been developing resources to help you make the case for human services support and funding. The resources were developed in response to our recent survey of the Network regarding desired resources to support the human service sector’s message […]

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Messaging for COVID-19

Yesterday, the National Reframing Initiative hosted a webinar, Human Service Messaging During the COVID-19 Crisis. Thanks to all of the people who joined. We hope you find it helpful in crafting your communications. If you missed the webinar, you can still watch it. In it, Bridget Gavaghan, Director of the National Reframing Initiative, offered guidance […]

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Media’s Response to 2021 Budget Reinforces Need for Reframing

Earlier this month, the Administration released its Fiscal Year 2021 budget with expected funding cuts to several human service programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid, as well as eliminating funding for others such as after school programs and the Community Development Block Grant. And expectedly, media headlines followed citing decreased funding […]

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Capture the True Value of Human Services with Reframing

Increasingly, philanthropic and government partners are recognizing the true value that human service organizations provide to our communities by building everyone’s well-being. One of the latest instances is observed by Susan Dreyfus, president and CEO of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, in a December 18, 2019 “Commentary: Strengthening Human Services Community-Based Organizations” in […]

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When Bad Requirements Happen to Good Programs

Harmful cultural models — or inaccurate “deeply held understandings that motivate thought and behavior in largely unconscious and automatic ways” — can influence policymakers’ application of harsh requirements that limit access to programs such as hunger prevention. The start of state legislative sessions offers an opportunity to provide reframed messages that background those unproductive models, […]

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