Monday, October 7, 2013

Authenticity. Clarity. Effectiveness. Honesty. These are all things your organization needs in its communications.

Our Approach

Effective communication is powerful, persuasive, and incisive – it clears the fog and gives clarity.

We  deliver engaging … [more]

Ami Neiberger-Miller, Founder

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Media relations, writing, strategic communications and social media are all part of Ami Neiberger-Miller's daily workload. She provides clients with strategic counsel, designs campaigns, builds relationships with journalists, and crafts copy for social media, press releases, and publications. Helping nonprofit organizations, associations and businesses communicate more effectively has been Ami Neiberger-Miller's passion ...

Rick Miller, Creative Director

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
As a creative director with a passion for clean design elements, Rick Miller brings a complex simplicity to his work. He is known for his experience with nonprofit organizations and associations, his savvy business and product marketing sense, his design capabilities, and his willingness to listen to his clients and meet their needs. Rick Miller has designed websites, brochures, displays, marketing campaigns ...

Independent Sector today announced the release of the 2015 edition of the Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice, a set of 33 principles broadly accepted by many nonprofit and philanthropic organizations as a guide for charities’ and foundations’ … [more]

Strategic Communications

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Need to market a program, create a campaign, or change an audience’s perception? We craft and implement public service, information and education campaigns for our clients that deliver results. … [more]

Branding

Friday, February 27, 2015
Defining your brand through fonts, colors and usability standards distinguishes you from competitors and shapes your organization’s personality. We guide your conversations to help you define your brand and ...

Media Relations

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Identifying story angles, building connections with journalists, and pitching your story at the right time gets you in front of the press. We can help you manage your media relations, assist in developing an outreach strategy, manage media ...

Creative Services

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
A distinctive logo, brand voice, and professional design help you stand out from the crowd and define who you are. We have helped organizations and businesses design new logos, makeover outdated logos, craft branding ...

Social Media Engagement

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Seeking to craft a social media outreach strategy, outsource your social media engagement, train your team, or embrace blogging? We have worked with a variety of organizations to help them take advantage of all ...

Website Design & Development

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Your website is a portal into your organization, association or business. We can help you re-design an existing website or create a new one that resonates your brand voice. … [more]

Writing & Editing

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Our busy “pens” crank out press releases, website text, social media copy, magazine stories, publications, event scripts, annual reports, brochures, and curriculum. … [more]

E-Commerce

Friday, February 27, 2015
Businesses and organizations today rely on e-commerce websites to showcase products and generate sales. Our product merchandising expertise and web savvy deliver e-commerce solutions ...

Curriculum Production & Development

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Our clean graphic design and quality writing aid comprehension and learner interest. We have designed engaging and successful educational curricula for youth and adults. … [more]

Training & Coaching

Friday, February 27, 2015
Empowering our clients to take their work to the next level of professional excellence is the goal of our coaching and training efforts. We deliver one-on-one coaching, seminars and training to improve media relations ...

Supporting Services

Friday, February 27, 2015
We are a full service communications agency. Some of our supporting services are offered exclusively for existing clients. While we do not specialize in these areas, we have in-house capabilities for ...

This moving story interviewed children of fallen service members for a Memorial Day weekend piece in 2012 featured on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. Steppingstone LLC’s Ami Neiberger-Miller worked with the producers on a concept for the story and then … [more]

When the University of Florida’s program in agricultural safety needed help designing a curriculum and training materials for a public safety program, it turned to Steppingstone LLC for help.

Researchers and educators knew that people were more likely … [more]

Requesting a correction to a news story is a delicate business – and it’s easy for even a well-branded and iconic nonprofit organization to make a mistake. The American Red Cross recently sent a 12-page list of corrections to ProPublica and NPR over … [more]

Cramming your social media updates with hashtags may make you feel like you are in the know, but does it make your social media content more discoverable? I was on Twitter this evening and checking the hashtag for the town I live in outside DC, and found a realtor had posted … [more]

Blogging can do a lot for a nonprofit organization, an association or a small business. But many people struggle to find the motivation to blog and wonder why they should invest the effort and time into blogging. I try to blog regularly on my website and I’ve also … [more]

Over the last year, the organic reach of Facebook page posts has plummeted – with nonprofit organizations, associations, small businesses and well-known brands struggling to connect with the fans they already have, much less reach out to people who don’t … [more]

U.S. News & World Report recently named public relations specialist as the best creative job in the United States, with PR beating out architecture and advertising direction for the top spot. It’s great to be number one, but is public relations  … [more]

For several years, Ami Neiberger-Miller has worked to support the Congressional Breakfast organized by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The event honors law enforcement for their work in finding missing children and rescuing … [more]

Situation: In early 2005, the 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System was facing a crisis. A design team had fallen more than a year behind schedule, and they now needed to produce a new service learning curriculum for teens in only five months. Orders for the finished books … [more]

If you are a professional working woman who also has children, you will know you are not alone by reading, How She Really Does It: Secrets of Successful Stay-at-Work Moms by Wendy Sachs. As a public relations professional who works with journalists, I found … [more]

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