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Transparency + Engagement = Accountability: Walking the talk on DEI

Transparency + Engagement = Accountability: Walking the talk on DEI

by Connie Ludwin on July 28, 2021
In 2021, Taft, like many organizations, expanded and formalized our own DEI efforts to practice what we preach. We created a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (or JEDI) action plan and a...
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The art of active listening: The what, why, and steps you can take

The art of active listening: The what, why, and steps you can take

by Sheila Cort on July 20, 2021
Active listening helps to create engagement, establish trust, show concern, gain understanding, reduce conflict, and improve performance. These nine tips will help.
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Purpose profile: Switching gears with intention

Purpose profile: Switching gears with intention

by Caitlin Chase on July 8, 2021
Through my work with clients in clean energy, healthcare, and social justice, I’m able to tap into my personal passion for the work while advancing meaningful missions and impact.
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Taft honored with two awards from Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts

Taft honored with two awards from Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts

by Taft Comms on June 23, 2021
Videos created by Taft Communications for two clients grabbed honors at the 27th annual Communicator Awards hosted by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.
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Inclusive design and the LGBTQ+ community

Inclusive design and the LGBTQ+ community

by David Ferraro on June 17, 2021
Designing for the LGBTQ+ community doesn't mean only focusing on their needs. It means taking the extra steps necessary to assess when and how to involve certain inclusive elements for all into...
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Insights for your mid-year check-in

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Insights for your mid-year check-in

by Sheila Cort on June 11, 2021
The challenge is to sustain the DEI work started last year at our organizations. These tips will help you continually monitor progress and be transparent about the results and your continued efforts.
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How conversation can combat racism

How conversation can combat racism

by Caitlin Chase on June 4, 2021
Why is it so hard to have a conversation about racism in America and its impact on the racial disparities faced by our society today? This is the question the founders of A Long Talk About The...
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One year after George Floyd’s murder, we can’t lose our focus

One year after George Floyd’s murder, we can’t lose our focus

by Ted Deutsch on May 25, 2021
This year we find ourselves marking many “one year since” milestones from 2020. In many ways the most jarring week of 2020 was when the world witnessed, mourned, and responded to the murder...
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Taft Communications promotes Sheila Cort to senior director

Taft Communications promotes Sheila Cort to senior director

by Taft Comms on May 24, 2021
Veteran communications coach and corporate communications counselor Sheila Cort has been promoted to senior director.
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Harnessing the energy of employees to protect the planet

Harnessing the energy of employees to protect the planet

by Taft Comms on May 13, 2021
Today, “what’s the Risk of Inaction?” is replacing “what’s the Return on Investment?” in driving companies’ mindset regarding their efforts around environmental sustainability....
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