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About Me

I help mission-driven organizations and startups expand their reach and deepen their impact through smart content and content strategies.

I've been doing this for nine years, most recently as the Marketing and Publications Director at NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network, where I oversaw social and editorial strategy, marketing campaigns, and one-of-a-kind reports on tech trends in the social sector. Before joining NTEN, I worked at Idealist.org where I launched and managed Idealist Careers, the organization's first digital publication for purpose-driven professionals. In between, I've worked with startups like GiftedHire and Ignite Good to create content and social strategies that drive growth and engagement.

In short, I'm a word nerd, idea junkie, and communications management geek who has the privilege of working with bold, ambitious, purpose-driven organizations.

I focus on personal and professional development and technology for social change.

I love connecting people to the resources and community they need to build the lives and careers they want.  I've written extensively about how to build a meaningful career for publications like Fast Company and the Huffington Post. I have spoken about leadership at Demos, Girl Scouts, Lean In NYC, and other organizations. I also just recently joined the Real Time Academy, Tech & Innovation Jury as a judge for the Shorty Social Good Awards.

While I love what I do, who wants to talk about work all the time?

If you love Brooklyn, Bob's Burgers, good food, and funky hair styles, we'll get along just fine.

Let's Work Together

Maybe you heard some organizations are blogging, but aren’t sure what it can do for your organization. (Hint: It can grow your community of supporters and strengthen your brand.)

Maybe you see all of these organizations crushing it on social media, but don’t know what you can do with your limited time, staff, and budget. (Hint: Figure out where your audience is and clarify what successful engagement looks like for your organization.)

Maybe you work with ambitious young professionals and want to help them find work they’ll love, but aren’t sure what they need to know. (Hint: Encourage informational interviews and a highly targeted job search.)

I can help with these challenges and more. I write, speak, and consult on the following topics.

Content Strategy

-How your organization can get started blogging (and why you should)
-How to develop an editorial calendar for your organization
-How to figure out what you should be posting in the first place
-How to measure success and explore different kinds of content
-How to leverage social media for audience growth and engagement

Career Building

-How to develop a networking framework
-How to network using social media
-How to tailor your resume and cover letter to a job
-How to develop leadership skills and excel at work

Click here to see the work I have done.

If you have a quick question or two feel free to shoot me an email.

Writing

I write about career development and job seeking. Here are a few of my most popular pieces. You can find more of my writing on Contently.

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I am the creator and editor of Idealist Careers, a publication by Idealist.org where we offer tips on how to find, land, and love your social impact career.

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Speaking

Below are a few of my recent speaking engagements. I also do private workshops and presentations. 

Past:

  • Lean In – NYC Chapter: 5 reasons why your networking efforts aren’t working (and what to do about it). Tuesday, September 16th, 7pm, Wix Lounge in NYC.
  • Net Impact 2013 Conference: Nonprofit vs for-profit: The battle of skills for pathbending leadership. Friday, October 25th, 2:45pm, San Jose Convention Center.

Contact

Have a question or comment? Feel free to send me a message! I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.