Helping families cope with the media spotlight after a personal tragedy can be difficult. In this article for the Forum Quarterly, Ami Neiberger-Miller discusses the challenges she has encountered in supporting families of fallen troops through TAPS and offers tips to help bereavement professionals and others assisting those who … [more]
This cover story magazine article by Ami Neiberger-Miller, “Going Green: A Crisis Powerfully Transformed a Camp’s Perspective on Care for the Environment,” examines how Warm Beach Christian Camps and Conference Center overcame an environmental crisis and won new supporters in the community. The article was … [more]
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]
In this cover story for Rescue magazine, Ami Neiberger-Miller profiled Sue Papillon, an Ivy League college graduate who struggled with alcoholism for three decades, saw her life hit rock bottom and became homeless, and then found her way to sobriety with the help of a rescue mission. She ultimately went to law school. The magazine is … [more]
Saying thank you to donors is an important part of fundraising. In this magazine article I put together for InSite magazine with Martha Krienke, we offer 11 ways to say thank you to your donors. It’s important to customize the “thank you” to the donor. Several ideas from field staff are offered. I interviewed … [more]
In this article, “Going Green: How Rescue Missions Are Creating Healthier Environments for the People They Serve, Saving Money, & Aiding the Planet,” Ami Neiberger-Miller writes about how these organizations that help the homeless are transforming their work through environmental stewardship. She interviewed … [more]
Ami Neiberger-Miller wrote a great magazine article on how Christian ministries can serve diverse populations for InSite magazine, published by the Christian Camp and Conference Association in its January/February 2011 issue. She interviewed Ken Bontrager with Camp Deerpark in New York, Jay Curtis with Riverwoods Christian Center, … [more]
This magazine article by Ami Neiberger-Miller discussed how an afterschool tutoring program in a rescue mission is helping homeless children get up to grade level and be successful academically. The article was published in Rescue magazine, which is produced by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. Clip available by request. … [more]
In this article, Ami Neiberger-Miller offers tips to help writers work collaboratively with public relations professionals. In a follow-up letter to the editor published in the next issue, one reader wrote: “Thank you for the article….I realize that writers must work with PR professionals to be successful. We all have … [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 enjoyed writing this cover story article on revolutionizing food service at Forest Home Ministries for the Christian Camp & Conference Association’s InSite magazine in its March/April 2008 edition. Listening to guests and improving quality of the dining experience and food served, helped the … [more]
Ami Neiberger-Miller interviewed Joe White of Kanakuk Camps about his approach to leadership development and staff training, in this article for InSite magazine, which is published by the Christian Camp & Conference Association. The camp ministry touches more than 15,000 young people annually. Read the article. … [more]
My new article, “Why Do Some Camps THRIVE While Others Fade Away?” explores this topic from the perspective of Christian camp and conference centers, who are grappling with how to balance philanthropy, ministry and business … [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]
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]
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]
In December 2008, the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) filed a class action lawsuit, Sabo v. United States, on behalf of seven veterans from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force. The seven veterans were discharged from military service as a result of a finding by a Physical Evaluation Board … [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]
In this December 2007 article for PRSA’s Tactics, Ami Neiberger-Miller reflects on what it was like to manage media attention focused on her grieving family after her 22-year-old brother was killed in action while serving with the U.S. military in Iraq.
She says: “When I look back at the clips and photos from those first … [more]