In the September/October 2015 issue of Rescue Magazine, Ami wrote the cover story on hunger in America.

One in six Americans do not get enough to eat. The story profiled who is hungry. how they cope with hunger, the impact of hunger on children, and the effects of hunger on everyone. A sidebar discussed which states are the hungriest.

A number [more]

Magazine Writing: Peer Mentoring

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Published by Rescue Magazine in its September/October 2016 edition, Ami profiled the peer mentoring program offered by the Rescue Mission of Utica.

For the story, “Somebody to Lean On,” she interviewed three mentors who are on call responders who go to area emergency rooms when someone is admitted to the emergency room [more]

We conducted an in-person media relations training for an association client that sought to better understand how to work with the media and suggest ideas for story coverage.

—As part of the training, participants:

Understood who the media are, their deadlines, and working environments. Learned how to write a press release. —Discussed [more]

We assisted a U.S. government agency with a twitter chat to promote applications for an arts fellowship overseas. The chat was conducted in cooperation by our client and the National Endowment for the Arts.

A script drafted in advance helped guide the chat discussion. The script kept information flowing and there were no odd lulls. With [more]

This brochure was created for the Episcopal Center for Children to help explain the nonprofit organization’s services and programs for children coping with emotional challenges.

The brochure is used to market the Center’s programs to a variety of audiences, including parents, placing school district officials, [more]

Infographic: Eat Well, Spend Less

Monday, October 10, 2016

Helping people eat well and spend less is the point of this infographic, which is structured like a board game. It was created on behalf of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). The infographic was created for distribution in February 2016 for National Nutrition Month by a group of organizations participating in a federal [more]

Infographic: Just Veggin’

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Eating more fruits and vegetables is better for teen health. This infographic illustrates how to add fruits and veggies to a few favorites – hamburgers, pizza and tacos. The infographic was created for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) as part of a nationwide grant to prevent chronic disease, and was distributed [more]

The printed 24-page annual report for the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) provides an overview of a nonprofit organization’s accomplishments and finances in a year.

The presentation has a linear flow to it and the design is inviting. We utilized imagery and messaging that leads the viewer to want to turn the pages [more]

The Efficient Products Warehouse website is designed to sell products to a targeted niche audience that tends to buy in quantity. The interface values business first, helping customers make purchases quickly, with less emphasis having to be placed on explaining the products or their worth.

For the design, we used business like typography [more]

Ami Neiberger-Miller really enjoyed working with the National Veterans Legal Services Program to put together a discussion panel on May 27, 2015 called “Women Writing About War: Four Authors Join Judy Woodruff.”

Panel Participants

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon – author of the New York Times bestseller Ashley’s [more]

Understanding the experiences of military children over the last decade plus of war in Iraq and Afghanistan requires tremendous understanding. Steppingstone LLC’s Ami Neiberger-Miller worked with WAMU reporter Kavitha Cardoza on the “Breaking Ground” radio documentary about military children.

Cardoza [more]

This incredible and beautifully written story about teens coping with the death of a loved one who served in the military was featured on the CNN.com home page when it published. Steppingstone LLC’s Ami Neiberger-Miller had several conversations with author Chelsea J. Carter in advance of the TAPS National Good Grief Camp [more]

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 she worked with TAPS staff to locate children who would be comfortable [more]

During the TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar & Good Grief Camp in 2014, Ami Neiberger-Miller worked with a number of reporters doing stories about this nonprofit organization’s programs assisting families of fallen military troops.

Ami had sent the station a news release and called the assignment desk to pitch [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 children from child exploitation. It also recognizes an extraordinary [more]

Media pitching and on-site event support can be challenging due to the subject matter. In October 2014, Steppingstone LLC’s Ami Neiberger-Miller provided media relations support and on-site management for the TAPS National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar. This annual event brings together for care and healing hundreds [more]

In a moderated panel discussion in 2010 at a conference organized by the Coalition for Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans  (CIAV), Steppingstone LLC’s Ami Neiberger-Miller appeared with some of the top reporters covering military, veteran and survivor issues. Attendees learned how to build relationships with reporters, [more]

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) hired Steppingstone LLC to design a contemporary easy-to-update website, that could help the professional association, connect with its members throughout the country. The site needed to include sections for various committees, an event calendar, annual meeting information, awards information and much [more]

I encouraged a nonprofit organization client to start a blog a few years ago because their website voice did not match their functional reality. In person, on the phone, and at events, the organization projected an image that was touchy-feely, compassionate, informal, accepting and embracing for the people it was trying to help, [more]

Written for InSite magazine, this article discusses preventing child exploitation within faith-based settings. “No More Tears” offers tips from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) while also talking with camp and conference center staff about ways to prevent child abuse within a faith-based  [more]

Ami Neiberger-Miller published an academic essay in an anthology, Resisting the Holocaust, edited by Ruby Rohrlich, a well-known historian and early feminist.  The essay was titled, “An Uncommon Bond of Friendship: Family and Survival in Auschwitz.” In the essay, she discussed how Jewish inmates at Auschwitz would [more]

Have I ever gotten an interview for a client by pitching a journalist cold through Twitter? Yes. Here’s the story:

When the Chronicle of Philanthropy posted it was looking for charities who had done work around 9/11 for an upcoming anniversary piece, I knew one of my ongoing clients would fit the bill.

But I couldn’t direct [more]

Ami spoke in 2014 at Columbia University for a group of journalism students on how to cover traumatic events with sensitivity. She talked about the challenges inherent in trying to report about traumatic events that have hurt people and used her experiences with TAPS since 2007 as a case study for discussion.

The students asked a number [more]

Magazine Writing: Crisis PR

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ami Neiberger-Miller wrote this article offering tips for rescue mission staff on coping with public relations during a crisis. She interviewed staff from the Portland Rescue Mission in Oregon and City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City. The article reminded readers to keep media lists up to date, know their core messages and best targets [more]

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