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Measurement: Does It Matter What We’re Doing?

23 Oct 2014 by Shaady Salehi

Throughout Active Voice’s history, we’ve been quietly assessing the impact of our work. In recent years, we’ve been ramping that …

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Beyond Metrics: How Do We Know If We’re Making a Difference?

6 Oct 2014 by Shaady Salehi

As AV Lab gears up for the launch of How Do We Know, Ellen Schneider is headed to the Communications …

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Ferguson: A Tale of Two Narratives

29 Aug 2014 by Barrie McClune

It’s been several weeks since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Here at Active Voice, we are …

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Are Meaningful Conversations Considered Social Impact?

26 Aug 2014 by Shaady Salehi

Sometimes the power of a film isn’t captured in overt metrics, but rather in the quality of interactions it can …

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The Results Are In!

13 Aug 2014 by Shaady Salehi

After 18 long months of undergoing our first ever comprehensive evaluation project, we’re excited to share the key findings of the …

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What Does The Participant Index Mean for Social Impact Films?

9 Jul 2014 by Shaady Salehi

On Monday, July 6th, The New York Times published a story about The Participant Index (TPI), a new formula developed by …

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A Hopeful Future for Storytelling

1 Jul 2014 by Shaady Salehi

Last weekend, over a hundred journalists, mediamakers, artists, and creatives came together in a quiet, meditative retreat center in the …

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“American Revolutionary”- Style Dialogue

23 Jun 2014 by Jillian Garcia Weisberg

“The time has come for a new dream. That’s what being a revolutionary is. I don’t know what the next …

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A Fresh Look For Summer

11 Jun 2014 by Shaady Salehi and Ellen Schneider

We are so glad – and yes, relieved – to announce the launch of our new website! Sure, our former …

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A Living Collection of Personal Immigration Stories

17 Nov 2013 by Jillian Garcia Weisberg

Thirty years ago, my parents and two older brothers moved from New Zealand to the San Francisco Bay Area, leaving …

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You Know Your Film Has Made a Difference When…

25 Sep 2013 by Ellen Schneider

“I cried after my first big film was released,” she admitted, in hushed tones over the phone.  This was no …

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Using Film to Reach Beyond the Choir

19 Sep 2013 by Ellen Schneider

How many communications efforts focused on advancing change fail because we only talk to people who agree with us? Savvy …

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Different Stories Foster Different Types of Engagement

3 May 2013 by Sahar Driver

It doesn’t matter how well-made those high-heeled shoes are—they’re probably not the best choice if you’re hoping to go on …

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