I am an international
strategic communications specialist. As president of Bigger Impact,I advise foundations, nonprofits and companies about
the best strategies and actions for engaging target audiences, advancing ideas
and building partnerships.
For organization leaders, Bigger Impact
transforms your outreach into a carefully planned initiative that achieves
organizational goals and expands impact. For program directors, we deploy
communications as a vital tool for increasing the success of your projects.
Your mission affects lives – a true
beacon of hope around the world. Yet without a strategic communications effort,
your impact is obscured. From donors to public and private partners, recipients
and policymakers, there is a complex array of stakeholders who want to support
your work, but first they need to know how you’re making a difference and what
distinguishes your organization from all others.
We elevate your communications strategy to
the big picture where the nexus of your issues intersect. We create an
actionable plan complete with measurable objectives, resources and realistic
timelines. We identify and package the stories that illustrate your impact. We
prioritize your investment in communication channels (digital, news media,
social, conferences, special events) so that you maximize your reach with a
customized approach for multiple audiences.
My capabilities include: communications
assessment and strategic planning; storytelling for all media channels;
branding; news media relations; digital strategy; comunications
capacity building and the monitoring and evaluation of communications
Since 2001, I have provided strategic
solutions to complex communications challenges in international economic
development, the environment and climate change, global health and water,
sanitation and hygiene. My clients have included Catholic Relief Services
Overseas Operations, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Niger Delta
Partnership Initiative Foundation, U.S. Smart Grid Investment Grant Program and
the Center for Clean Air Policy, to name a few. Prior to consulting I held the
positions of: communications manager, disaster services at the American Red
Cross national headquarters; manager of the World Wildlife Fund global climate
change campaign; and director of communications at The Wilderness Society.