Portfolio

Published Writing

I am a regular contributor to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Portfolio column, which appears on Page 2 of the newspaper.

"Be My Valentine: Love's new math: add up the bus rides he or she is worth." (February 8, 2013)

"N.J. beach house, memories of dad survived the storm" (November 21, 2012) 




Each month, I write "The Nonprofit Strategist," a column for Benchmark Email offering tips and ideas on how nonprofit professionals can improve their skills in fundraising and communications. 







Editorial Clients


Melissa Luznicky Garrett (Precipice, Turning Point, Blood Type, and The Spirit Keeper) is one of the strongest new voices in contemporary fiction. I was delighted to edit her young adult novel, The Prophecy (CreateSpace, May 2013). 


Presentations

Facebook and Twitter and Blogs, Oh My! Using the New Social Media for Fundraising, A Development Roundtable  (Presented to the North Penn Community Health Foundation, Harleysville, PA, March 2010.)

This was a roundtable forum for Development Directors and Executive Directors, which included:
1) A description of social networking tools currently being used in the landscape
2) Examples of how one agency is harnessing the power of social networking tools to enhance fundraising
3) Developing a social media calendar, and content generation strategies for social media
4) Realistic ideas of cost/benefit (in terms of time and money), how these tools affect organizational culture
5) How-to’s for getting started with using social media to impact your organization’s fundraising

Blogging

As Director of Development and Public Relations for Laurel House, a domestic violence agency located outside of Philadelphia, one of my responsibilities was content creation and writing for the organization's blog. You can find the Laurel House blog here.