How can we work together?
From spokesperson and presentation coaching to reports, blog posts, and emails — or from crafting a pitch for the news media to sharing your impact at an event — we’ll work together to make sure your voice carries through each story and every communications method. Here are some sample projects to provide a sense of my capabilities.
Note: Credits below reflect work by me with expert colleagues in data visualization, design, digital advertising, media relations, photography, website development and video production.
People hire me to help document their impact, issue a call for justice, explain a complex issue, celebrate wins, and more. Recent work includes:
Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly asked me to develop a series of storytelling blog posts like this one, highlighting the impact of their work for Giving Tuesday 2019. They were in the top 20 fundraising organizations in the state for the year.
Heartland Health Centers retained me to write a 2019 biennial report, blog, e-newsletter and digital ads, plus facilitate external communications. Our work is supporting patient growth and community connections, making a case to support access to high-quality health care for all. In 2017 we won Golden Trumpet and Jeffrey Bierig Brandbuilder awards from the Publicity Club of Chicago.
I help groups and individuals become comfortable and confident presenters and communicators both in group settings and with the news media. Recent projects:
Spokesperson coaching for 15 community and nonprofit leaders to connect their personal story to an advocacy and organizational mission, working with John Capecci, co-author and lead presenter of Living Proof Advocacy. I’m a certified LPA coach. 2018-
On-camera spokesperson training for American Medical Association, ASI Home Care Services, Illinois Commerce Commission and Resilience Force. Working with Alejandra Moran of Si Communications, these workshops can be delivered bilingually in English and Spanish. 2018-
Organizations hire me to help maintain a consistent voice on social media, update or maintain clear and concise websites, and more. Current and recent projects include:
The news media validate our work. Here are some recent successful pitches:
Every event can serve as a platform to tell an organization’s story, from the speakers to the schedule to the thousand and one decisions that insure it runs smoothly and successfully. The most successful events are truly joint efforts; organizations hire me to help with project management and event fundraising. Recent projects: