I believe that every organization, no matter what budget level, has the ability to do great things using both traditional and digital communications methods to increase sales, memberships, and contributions.
I travel the country speaking at conferences and teaching workshops to empower marketing and fundraising professionals with knowledge and inspiration. In tactical sessions, I share knowledge on how to do things like run a Facebook advertising campaign and use data to make smarter decisions. I also do keynotes that focus on how we can be more authentic in the way we communicate and how we can curate the patron experience to bring in new audiences and better engage current ones.
I grew up in a family of artists and musicians. I started out playing the violin (even though I really wanted to play viola). I trained to be a professional ballet dancer but eventually became a classical singer. I have a penchant for pants roles and Bach cantatas. I’m a chronic early adopter when it comes to all things tech.
I always have at least one Star Trek TNG reference in my conference session slide decks, I get overly excited about really nerdy things like email list segmentation, and I have a fondness for old-timey words like “ne’er-do-well.”