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 to leave flood-prone and dangerous areas when advised to evacuate during [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 were already in-hand from all over the country, and there were no other [more]

Situation: In 2003, the 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System was facing a crisis. A curriculum design team had fallen more than a year behind schedule after a key leader was no longer able to lead the project. The 4-H horse education series was woefully out of date, and facing a sunset deadline on its endorsements and certifications that [more]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]

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]

Randi Ross-Quick was laid off from her job. She looked at her 20-year-old resume and knew she needed some tips and suggestions so she could find a new job. She turned to the Plus 50 Initiative at Richland College for [more]

Steppingstone LLC’s Ami Neiberger-Miller played a key role in  creating Peace Through People: 50 Years of Global Citizenship, a 250-page book that was published in 2006 by Butler Books. This book was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sister city movement in 2006 and debuted in July 2006 at the annual conference [more]

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Bouncing Back from Downsizing

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dave Ballaker, age 53, discusses bouncing back from being downsized, with the help of the plus 50 program at Luzerne County Community College. He discusses the atmosphere at the college and how courses are tailored to help older adults. He [more]

Media Follow-Up & Key Partnerships Take an Ad Council PSA Campaign to #1

Situation: One in seven children is sexually solicited online, and the majority of these solicitations go to teen girls. Yet parents don’t know how to talk with teens about this important issue. In 2004, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children [more]

Plus 50 adults learn about opportunities to train for new careers at a career changer fair organized by Santa Fe College in March 2010. More than 150 people attended the event in Gainesville, Florida. Video courtesy of the Gainesville Sun. [more]

Member association organizations want to know how their members engage and want to be communicated with. But assessing what works requires a holistic approach that examines both staff perspectives on what works and what members really think and do. Steppingstone LLC undertook a communications audit to help NAFSA: Association for [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]

Sister Cities International is a nonprofit member organization focused on building peace and global understanding by linking communities in the United States with communities abroad. The organization needed a brochure that could be utilized for multiple purposes, including fundraising, membership recruitment, and awareness. [more]

Exploring Career Directions

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wendy Frese came to Richland College as she began to work through what her next steps in life might be. She needs to decide if she will continue in her long-standing career in education or move to a new field. [more]

This article for the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce offered public relations tips for tough times. Ami Neiberger-Miller co-authored this article with Mary-Jane Atwater, a colleague with the Independent Public Relations Alliance. [more]

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]

Ruth Glover was invited by Richland College in Dallas, Texas to talk with plus 50 students because she wrote a book to help mature workers find new jobs. She talks about challenges plus 50 students encounter while seeking a new [more]

Getting Ready: Job Transitions

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Plus 50 Initiative workshop taken by Bob Marlow at Richland College in Dallas, Texas has helped him find new direction for his career. He highly recommends the workshop to others and encourages everyone to consider taking the time needed [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]

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]

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]

In “Cleanse Your Mind,” Ami Neiberger-Miller explores how yoga can relieve stress and improve health. Because Loudoun magazine is a regional publication, she interviewed yoga practitioners in the area. Clip available by request. [more]

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