Thanks for stopping by! If you're reading this, chances are you're thinking about getting some help with your communications. And I just might be the helper for you!
In a nutshell, as an independent communications consultant, I work with nonprofits and small businesses to sharpen, strengthen, and streamline communications for greater impact and results. But what does this mean?
Well, oftentimes it means rolling up my sleeves to work with executives and teams to nail down clear, compelling, and cohesive core messaging that helps to advance the mission and engage stakeholders and donors. Other times it means developing and delivering content or campaigns. And still other times it means general or event-related promotions and consultation.
At the end of the day, we're working together to make a difference in our community, and that's what I love about my gig!
But why should you entrust your project to me? Well, you could say I've been around the block a few times as I've spent more than two decades in a variety of settings from entrepreneurship and nonprofit fundraising to entertainment and events. I bring to the table a well-rounded perspective and an abundance of hard-earned know-how. And I like to think I'm kind of fun to work with!
So, if you're thinking that we might make good partners, let's set up time to talk.
I look forward to hearing about the great work you're doing and how I can help!
Rock on! Kelly
I spent ten years in Los Angeles serving as a senior manager with the MusiCares Foundation and its sister charity, the GRAMMY Foundation. During that time, our team raised upwards of $75 million to help sustain the health and human services of MusiCares and the educational and preservation services of the GRAMMY Foundation.
When faced with the challenge of growing MusiCares' donor base beyond the music industry, I tried a fun and creative idea that led to the development of the GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions program on eBay, which grew revenue by $1.5 million annually and opened up a brand new audience.
For four years, I was the Communications Director for the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, serving over 1,000 member businesses with relevant information about opportunities to enhance their organizations.
I'm a big advocate for mentoring as it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I'm honored to have mentored about a dozen Communications and Marketing interns. I treasure those experiences and relationships, and still keep in touch with many of them as their professional journeys unfold.
I believe empathy is one of the most important skills we can work to strengthen.
Okay, those weren't exactly "fun," but these might be...
I'm a singer/songwriter and vocal coach for singers and speakers.
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Schitt's Creek and The Handmaid's Tale have bring out my inner binge-watcher.
I have never collected anything except memories and music.
I adore cheese, popcorn, and a good margarita, but my meals usually are composed of veggies, quinoa, beans, and water. And I realize that probably doesn't qualify as "fun".
Did I mention I'm one of the 10% who hates cilantro?
Some organizations Kelly has had the pleasure of working with include:
Armadillo Enterprises | Bigger Picture Group | Brkich Design Group DDS Web Design | Express Employment Professionals | Fazio & Associates Fazio for PA | First Class Caterers | GPX, Inc. | Group 2 Design Healthy Environments, Inc. | Hope Grows | Horizon Room Cafe Intersections Wellness | Kisla & Associates | Luna Guitars | M3 Music Therapy MusiCares Foundation | Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center Red Stripe Plane Music | Stack Up | The GRAMMY Foundation The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce