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Rent Check Payable to Wall Street

Rent Check Payable to Wall Street

As a 20-something renter, the idea of owning a home makes me break a sweat.

But when I do decide to settle down for my piece of the American dream one day, will home ownership still be an option? Not …

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20 apps and tools to make life slightly more…

20 apps and tools to make life slightly more awesome

Ever since I bought a smartphone I’ve been downloading apps in hopes that they’ll make my life a little easier, and a little more awesome.

But finding good apps can be tricky. There are now over one million apps up …

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A Valentine’s Victory for the Pachyderm

A Valentine’s Victory for the Pachyderm

President Obama gave beleaguered elephants an early Valentine’s Day gift earlier this week when the White House effectively banned all imports, exports, and resale of ivory in the United States. These efforts are part of a greater plan to reduce …

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Stories Create Change

Stories Create Change

Fenton has a long tradition of attending the Creating Change conference, the largest gathering of progressive LGBT leaders and their allies hosted each year by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. This year, I was honored to attend, leading …

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Fenton Celebrates International Human Rights Day by Spotlighting LGBT…

Fenton Celebrates International Human Rights Day by Spotlighting LGBT Injustice in Russia

As the world comes together to celebrate International Human Rights Day, Fenton is proud to partner with a movement, Uprising of Love, that is bringing attention to a modern day human rights crisis. With the Winter Olympics fast approaching, …

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Ten Issues to Watch in 2014

Ten Issues to Watch in 2014

Wondering what’s up and coming on the cutting edge of progress? In 2014, those of us in the social justice world will keep these 10 hot issues on the front burner:

1. Income Inequality

Get ready, because 2014 will be …

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Fenton Helps Foundations Banding Together to Get Rid of…

Fenton Helps Foundations Banding Together to Get Rid of Fossil-Fuel Investments

Fenton is honored to be working for this coalition of foundations divesting from “owning climate change.”   Read the New York Times story about the efforts and visit the coalition website we created.…

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Nonprofits Join Forces to Give Black Men a Brighter…

Nonprofits Join Forces to Give Black Men a Brighter Future

This piece originally appeared in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on December 9, 2013. 

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During the past decade or so, Shawn Dove has all too regularly become dismayed as foundation-led efforts aimed at young black and …

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Reflections on working for Nelson Mandela… by David Fenton

Reflections on working for Nelson Mandela… by David Fenton

The greatest privilege of my life as an activist was working with Nelson Mandela.

He was the closest thing to a saint I have ever met – a man truly without anger. And given what was done to him, how …

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Exxon’s CEO and Me

Exxon’s CEO and Me

Originally published on The Huffington Post.

Dear Rex Tillerson, CEO, Exxon/Mobil:

I’m the one who asked you about global warming at the Council on Foreign Relations last week. Your answer was light years ahead of Mitt Romney and half …

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#CSRchat Recap: Sustainability at Coca-Cola

#CSRchat Recap: Sustainability at Coca-Cola

Last week’s #CSRchat featured Beatriz Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer at the Coca-Cola Company.

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Dropping Labels and Gaining Power

Dropping Labels and Gaining Power

Here’s something weird: a recent poll revealed that while the number of Americans identifying as pro-choice dropped eight percentage points from 2011 to 2012, the fundamental views on abortion remained consistent. In fact, 77% of Americans think abortion should be …

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What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story?

You’re in the process of crafting your social change message and checking off the items on your list:

  • Target Audience? Check.
  • Call To Action? Check.
  • Story? Che—hang on.

Are you sure you’ve got the best story for the …

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3 Tips for Mastering Cross-Sector Partnerships

3 Tips for Mastering Cross-Sector Partnerships

Something special happened in San Francisco last week—and I’m not talking about the last days of Fogust burning off, making way for sunny September to finally show its face. The world’s top innovators, investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs gathered …

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20 Ways to Stay Up-To-Date on Social Change and…

20 Ways to Stay Up-To-Date on Social Change and Communications Trends

Earlier this week, Fenton hosted a webinar on social change communications trends (you can download the slides here and listen to the recording here). A couple participants wanted to know about our favorite ways to stay updated on communications …

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#CSRChat Recap: Guardian Sustainable Business Launches in the US

#CSRChat Recap: Guardian Sustainable Business Launches in the US

For 192 years, the Guardian has been committed to advancing social justice and holding power accountable. This month, the media company launched the US edition of Guardian Sustainable Business (GSB) with Jo Confino, Marc Gunther and Jennifer Kho at the …

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Gil Durán, Former Press Secretary to Governor Jerry Brown,…

Gil Durán, Former Press Secretary to Governor Jerry Brown, Joins Our San Francisco Team

Fenton has named Gil Durán Senior Vice President for Media, based at its San Francisco office. Gil, who began his career as a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, spent the past decade as a strategist and media advisor …

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August’s Fenton Five

August’s Fenton Five

Five things we love this month:

1. The Daily Beast’s McPoverty Calculator shows how paying a few more cents for a Big Mac could massively increase employees’ paychecks. We’re lovin’ it.
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2. The Camp Gyno video—or the “best tampon ad …

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