I am a communications, community relations and organizational strategist. I am a community member who believes we can all create change by giving back.
With more than 12 years of experience, I have become an expert at:
- developing the right messaging and branding – it can create change. Messaging and branding can convince someone to learn more, to re-examine their perspective, or move them to act. When we have the right message about what you are doing, what you want to achieve, and why you are doing it, then we can get relentless in delivering your message to your audiences.
- building strategic outreach and communications campaigns; allowing an organization to accomplish the goals of the campaigns and projects.
- recognizing and developing community partnerships that can help to move you closer to your goals.
- developing organizational strategy and design to position a program for growth and sustainability.
I believe in community. We choose where we live because our lives are better for being there. Therefore we have a responsibility to give back to our communities. Being able to give to my community makes me happy. Personally, to that end, I volunteer and currently sit on the Board of Directors for GivingCity Austin – a great digital magazine that explores philanthropy in Austin (check the current issue) and I am one of the KarmaBadgers – a group of friends who volunteer with non-profits in Austin. Follow us on Twitter and you can see more about what we care about.
Some of the nonprofits I have had the pleasure of working with include SAHELI, Planned Parenthood, Capital Area Food Bank, Texas Advocacy Project, Keep Austin Beautiful, and the Women’s Committee of the National Symphony Orchestra. Last year I attended 33 nonprofit events and volunteered with 16 different nonprofits. You could say I believe in what nonprofits are doing to support our community.
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