I have 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration & operations, fundraising, public relations, communications, and event planning. For 13 of those years I have created and implemented comprehensive marketing and communications plans for non-profits and small businesses, and I have taught their staff and volunteers how to support the message or even how to implement the plans themselves. My plans include market research and analysis, concept development, copy writing, constituent segmentation, advertising, social media, and more.
I am adept at telling the story of a business through writing and art direction, from concept creation to project completion. I know how to tailor messaging for specific audiences as well as effectively communicate with clients, partners, media, vendors, and consultants. All of my projects are multi-faceted, so I have developed the skills and acquired the tools necessary to effectively and efficiently manage tasks, keep to deadlines, and stay within budget.
I am a strategic thinker who manages the details necessary to implement the prevailing vision – I can see both the forest and the trees. I can analyze and resolve problems creatively and I am adept at learning new programs quickly. I am a strong leader, an excellent communicator and listener, and possess initiative and motivation. I am intelligent, quick thinking, trustworthy, efficient, straightforward, humorous, sincere, kind-hearted, flexible, and community oriented. All these attributes help me accomplish a task efficiently and also help me build strong relationships with people from different backgrounds. They are also what make me a strong team member who can work autonomously, take direction, or be a leader – depending on the need and circumstances.