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How can PR professional survive in our industry with so many potential copyright landmines out there?

Find out Vanguard's ProTips on fair use and staying on good terms with copyright.
As a reminder, copyright protects creative works and ideas. There are ways to talk about copyright content if you apply certain standards in doing so.
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More exciting news! We're thrilled to announce that our designers Jo Ann Antoine and Kathy Keller have won FIVE GD USA Magazine inaugural American Health + Wellness Design Awards
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They are being honored for their work with Farm Aid, CHAP, WomenHeart The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, Faces & Voices of Recovery, & the Use Your Words campaign.
Congratulations, Vanguard Creative team! 👏🎉
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February 2015 Communicator of the Month: Althea Gibson, Tennis Trailblazer

“Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.” 

— Althea Gibson
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November 2014 Communicator of the Month: Corset Crusher, Louisa May Alcott 

“But the spirit of Eve is strong in all her daughters.”
― Louisa May Alcott
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September 2014 Communicator of the Month — Latina Liberator, Julia de Burgos 

“Don’t let the hand you hold hold you down.”
― Julia de Burgos

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July 2014 Communicator of the Month: Emma Lazarus Muse of the Masses

“Until we are all free, we are none of us free.”
― Emma Lazarus
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In communication, we find that there is power in words over silence. This week we remember Maya Angelou, a powerful woman whose voice a became a force that echoes beyond her death.
After a young man, apparently embittered by female rejection, went on a shooting rampage last week near the University of California–Santa Barbara, the hashtag #YesAllWomen flooded the Twitterverse. The hashtag was borne from the notion that the kind of entitled attitude displayed by the shooter ...
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How has ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ changed the face of fundraising for nonprofits?

Check out our new blog post on the impact of online donations and the key reasons why your nonprofit organization should be participating in GivingTuesday! 
Giving Tuesday has changed the face of fundraising for nonprofits by cultivating a culture that encourages social media users to donate to causes online.
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December 2014 Communicator of the Month: Louis Reyes Rivera, Janitor of Jazzoetry

“I’m one of those people who had to learn history, our history, the hard way on my own. And in the process, I devoted myself to confronting those missing pages from the textbooks about me, about us. Consequently, I’m the clean up man who knows where all the dirt is and pull[s] it out.”
― Louis Reyes Rivera
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October 2014 Communicator of the Month — Essex Hemphill, Equality-Seeking Scholar

“The sacred constructions of silence are futile exercises in denial. We will not go away with our issues of sexuality. We are coming home. It is not enough to tell us that one was a brilliant poet, scientist, educator or rebel. Whom did he love? It makes a difference.”
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August 2014  Communicator of the Month: James Welch Native Narrator

“I used to object to being called an Indian writer, and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian, and who happened to write about Indians.”

― James Welch

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“We’re not Canadians, we’re Chicanos, but we have an air force, we fly adobe airplanes.” ― José Montoya
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DC-based PR firm specializing in social change for nonprofits, governments, foundations, and associations