Our Tribe is Gathering. Will You Be There?

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One of our phenomenal speakers, public interest communications guru Andy Goodman, has called on his tribe of do-gooders, storytellers, communication aficionados and people who want to make an impact, to join us at frank 2016. We can’t wait for Andy to share his insights at frank 2016. To learn more about his work, check out www.thegoodmancenter.com. Read Andy’s call to build our tribe.

The Best Nonprofit Digital Campaigns Collection

Nonprofit campaigning doesn’t happen in cycles – it’s a year-round focus for organizations looking to fundraise around, advocate for, and prompt action for their causes. Here is Every Action’s collection of their favorite campaigns to help inspire yours.

We Just Built the Best frank Ever

Hard to believe, but the frank gathering will turn three this February, and it’s growing up. Read about what we have in store for frank2016.

Why We’re Building Changeville

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This year’s Changeville is just the beginning of what we hope will become a vibrant creative community among those using their art and storytelling abilities to drive change, while also creating a shared destination for those who create and appreciate this kind of work. Read more about what we are building.

The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations

One of the greatest human skills becomes evident during conversations. It’s there, not in what we say but in what we don’t. It’s there in the pauses, the silences, the gaps between the end of my words and the start of yours. It is almost universal, but what does it mean?

Marketers Know We’re Suckers For Nostalgia

During the holiday shopping season, nostalgia is everywhere. Experts say there’s a good reason why: Marketers know how to use it to create illusions and manipulate our emotions.

Making your scientific talk memorable

If you’ve ever been to a scientific talk, then you are all too familiar with the fight against heavy eyelids and a wandering mind. Far too often audience members are left confused, uninformed and downright bored. Here are 10 tips to improve your science talk.

What’s the Best Way to Get People to Stick to Their New Year’s Resolutions?

Decades of experiments show that asking people questions can alter their behavior, sometimes for up to a year afterward. The so-called question-behavior effect has been found to prod people to get screened for cervical cancer, not to cheat in college, and to go to the gym.

The frank family holiday newsletter

Tis the season to reflect on 2015. Read what the frank family has been up to in our frank family newsletter.

Breaking Free from the Tribe: Why Philanthropy Needs to Invest in Bridge Builders

When like-minded people talk only to one another, an echo chamber forms, making the in-group more susceptible to confirmation bias. The tribe, with its shared knowledge and reference points, uses language that turns off the very people it wants on its side.