frank Finds: What Happened This Week


The latest news worth knowing for change makers and movement builders.

This is Our Time: A Call to Troublemakers

frank2016 speaker and artist Ahmen calls on us to share the work we are doing to drive change for his new music video.

frank Playlist: Changing the Lives of Children

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In this frank playlist, a CEO, reporter and a student share the work they are doing to transform the lives of children through play, understanding the child brain and transforming the American education system.

300 Public Interest Communicators Walked Into a Bar

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What happens when 300 change makers and movement builders spend three days together? Alina Evans, Account Coordinator at Spitfire Strategies, shares what she learned at frank2016.

frank2016: Remembering the Moments

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frank2016 was about the moments. Whether it was hearing from one of our great speakers, meeting someone with similar passions or having great conversation, this year we wanted to create moments of inspiration, clarity and purpose.

The “Screaming Eagle of Soul” Flies Home: An Interview with Charles Bradley

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Charles Bradley, soul singer and Gainesville native, will take the stage February 25 at the frank2016 Community Street Fair. His performance will reopen the Bo Diddley Plaza, a Gainesville community staple. Bradley took talked with us about his childhood in Gainesville, his vision for a better world and his hopes to inspire audiences through his music.

Is imposter syndrome a sign of greatness?

Some of the most successful people in history have suffered from secret fear that they’re terrible at their jobs. But is this anxiety-inducing insecurity actually an asset?

A New Kind of Academic Conference

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Creating things we wish existed is sort of our M.O. Read about our newest creation, frank (scholar, 2016).

Where Virtual Reality Takes Us

In V.R., we instinctively feel a surge of empathy for those whose experiences we are immersed in. The suffering of people in war zones becomes our suffering, just as the killing of animals in the wild and in factory farms becomes a source of our pain as well.

Three Research Studies You Need to Know in 2016

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Each year, we award one $10,000 and two $1,500 prizes to peer-reviewed research that contributes to effective public interest communications practice and that continues to build the academic field. Read about 2016 research in public interest in communications finalists