I’m an NGO communications expert with over 12 years’ experience in the fields of development, media, the arts, and racial justice, as well as master’s degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Divinity School.
Here are some of the ways I can help you.
WRITING: I quickly grasp the voice of an organization and write anything from blog posts to annual reports. Clients have included the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the UN Development Programme, Active Voice, and GrantCraft. My freelance writing has appeared in such outlets as Public Books, American Theatre, and "Studio 360." Take a look at some writing samples.
EDITING: Whatever story you want to tell, I'll help you do it better. I'm an insightful and encouraging editor who has worked with such organizations as UNICEF, UNFPA, the Communications Network, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Philanthropy New York.
TRAINING: I offer customized workshops to help organizations communicate about the human heart of their work. In just the past year, I’ve given workshops for UNDP and UNFPA in four countries. I wrote a guide on "Storytelling and Social Change" and led workshops for grassroots activists working on mass incarceration, for Working Narratives.
STRATEGY: I consult with foundations, NGOs and UN agencies on strategy. I helped Echoing Green figure out how to work with the UN’s Global Goals, did field surveys on religion and social justice for the Ford Foundation and the Stupski Foundation, and researched and wrote grantmaker strategy guides for GrantCraft and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
RESEARCH: I get the lay of the land in a given field through interviews and web research, and report back on the wisdom I've gleaned. Most of the writing and strategy work described above involved extensive original research. I was also a researcher and pre-interviewer for the renowned documentary playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith.