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Behavior Change and Social Change

Behavior Change and Social Change

“Remember to turn off lights.”

“Please pay here.”

“Did you remember to wash your hands?”

Prompts are everywhere in our lives. I see one when I enter the parking lot of my local grocery store, where a sign reminds me …

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Hard Conversations With Other White People

Hard Conversations With Other White People

How did you feel the morning after the election? Did you feel hopeless, like you’d never climb out of that pit of despair? By now, maybe your grief has dulled. But the urgency is greater than ever. As a self-described …

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Beaten, But Not Beat Down

Beaten, But Not Beat Down

We are grieving. While we truly believe that the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice, we fear it has taken a heart-wrenching detour toward hate, fear, and divisiveness. This has been a daunting look towards an uncertain future …

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Business leaders can help fix homelessness in New York

Business leaders can help fix homelessness in New York

For every homeless person in New York City, about six millionaires walk the streets here. That’s about 60,000 homeless people and 389,000 millionaires.

Manhattan houses 70 billionaires, more than anywhere else in the world.

With so much wealth, one would …

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Fenton Hires 5 Top Communication Experts: Karen Hinton, Former…

Fenton Hires 5 Top Communication Experts: Karen Hinton, Former De Blasio Press Secretary, Others

New Staff Adds Momentum to Firm’s Expansion of its Advocacy and CSR Offerings to Clients

New York — Five top communications experts, including the former press secretary for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, are joining Fenton, the Social Change Agency, …

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Fenton on the road: The International AIDS Conference

Fenton on the road: The International AIDS Conference

The International AIDS Conference (IAC), held every other year, is a major gathering and rallying point for the global community focused on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. This year, the IAC was held in Durban, South Africa, the first …

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Fenton Day of Service: Working Together to Help Our…

Fenton Day of Service: Working Together to Help Our Community Flourish

This summer Fenton has been working with the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI), a nonprofit based in Washington D.C. dedicated to ending multigenerational poverty in the Kenilworth-Parkside community of Ward 7. Their model is unique, in that they support locally-driven …

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New TV Ad: Trump Pushes Nuclear Launch Button

New TV Ad: Trump Pushes Nuclear Launch Button

Donald Trump launches nuclear missiles while saying “You’re Fired!” in a new campaign television commercial airing on the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN network Thursday September 15th.

National security veterans from both parties have raised concerns about the …

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Do you believe in data?

Do you believe in data?

For years we’ve heard about big data affecting the way we do business. Proven successful in the corporate world, it has started to impact social change organizations, yet most don’t know where to start. Recent Stanford Social Innovation Review and …

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How to Communicate Climate Change

How to Communicate Climate Change

Our Founder David Fenton on how to increase a sense of public urgency on this critical issue facing humanity. From his remarks at American Renewable Energy Day in Aspen, CO. Video runs 15 minutes.

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Getting the Most from Facebook’s Branded Content

Getting the Most from Facebook’s Branded Content

Use Facebook to pair your mission to an influencer

 

Facebook rolled out a new tool to enable branded content. It allows verified pages to collaborate with brands and causes to benefit both parties. For social change organizations, this development …

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Behavior Change 101

Behavior Change 101

How to get people to do what’s good for them and the planet

 

Do you reuse towels when you stay at a hotel? Turns out there’s a science behind those little message cards they leave in your bathroom. While many …

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Make the Most of Instant Messaging

Make the Most of Instant Messaging

Platforms to consider for your next campaign

 

The emergence of instant messaging platforms presents a unique opportunity for you. WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger lead the charge, but Google is not prepared to go down without a fight. It recently …

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Introducing Spotify’s Sponsored Playlist

Introducing Spotify’s Sponsored Playlist

Mix your mission with music

 

How many people around you right now are wearing headphones? Probably a lot, and it’s likely that they’re some of the near 100 million Spotify users. In a move with broad implications, Spotify recently …

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Embracing the Emoji Explosion

Embracing the Emoji Explosion

The opportunity for social change organizations

 

Quick, name the word of the year in 2015. If you picked an emoji, you’re right. With that announcement, emoji moved from niche to mainstream. Brands have paid attention, and many now incorporate emoji …

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Climate Change Ad Series by Fenton on Wall Street…

Climate Change Ad Series by Fenton on Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Page and on TV

An unprecedented series of 12 advertisements appeared in The Wall Street Journal, bringing accurate, mainstream climate science to readers of the Journal opinion pages. Fenton wrote and designed the series for The Partnership for Responsible Growth, a D.C. based organization …

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Fenton Names Michael Huttner as New CEO

Fenton Names Michael Huttner as New CEO

Progressive Strategist to Lead Social Change Firm

 

Michael Huttner is the new CEO of Fenton, the social change firm started by David Fenton in 1982 with offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Huttner is …

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What is Facebook’s new guide for nonprofits?

What is Facebook’s new guide for nonprofits?

Facebook has a new website only for nonprofits. With the introduction of its donate feature in August and expanded social good division, Facebook is becoming an even bigger touchpoint for social change organizations. If you’re not effectively managing your image, …

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