I love public speaking -- both for the opportunity to share my ideas and insights and because I enjoy hearing and debating great ideas. Whether it's a conference keynote, a small workshop, webinar, or a private training, I'll bring my knowledge as a journalist, editor, strategist, and entrepreneur to your group and will deliver an engaging, entertaining, and thought-provoking program.

Contact me to inquire about availability and discuss topics.

Popular Topics

Storytelling in a digital age                                          The Press Release is Dead

Social media strategy                                                    Building an online community

Mobile content and mobile engagement                     Data for nonprofits  

Upcoming Appearances

June 7, 2016 - The Fundraising Coach - Webinar
Media Relations for Nonprofits: New Approaches for the Digital Era

June 22, 2016 - Association of Fundraising Professionals-Permian Basin - Midland, TX
Fundraising and Communications in a Digital Age

Recent and Notable Appearances

October 27, 2015 - The Nonprofit Partnership - Erie, Pa.
Annual meeting keynote and workshop

April 21, 2015 - International Association of Business Communicators - Washington, DC
Content Marketing Through LinkedIn

April 2015 - National Press Club - Washington, DC
LinkedIn for Journalists

March 2015 - Nonprofit Technology Conference - Austin, Texas
Social Good Shark Tank (Ignite session)


March 2015 - Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum - Webinar
How to Build More Engagement and Raise More Money Through Social Media

October 2014 – BBB Mobile Giving Forum – Washington DC
Evolution of Mobile for Social Good

June 2014 - Council on Michigan Foundations/Council on Foundations - Chicago
Global Youth Philanthropy Summit

June 2014 - Council on Foundations Annual Conference - Washington DC
Crowd Noise: The Millennial Generation and Strategic Philanthropy

May 2014 - Cleveland Foundation - Washington DC
The Second Century of Community Philanthropy: Conversations on Investment, Innovation, and Impact

July 2013 – Wolfram Data Summit  - Washington DC
Unlocking the Potential of Big Data to Change the World

July 2013 – Social Media for Nonprofits – Washington DC
Once Upon a Time: Storytelling and Social Media

April 2013 – Nonprofit Technology Conference – Minneapolis
#13NTCfail: How to Crash and Burn and Turn It Into a Win

April 2013 – Digital Now – Orlando
The Future of Giving: How Technology and the Economy are Dramatically Changing the Way Charities Raise Money

April 2013 – The Nonprofit Roundtable – Washington, DC
Annual Media Summit

July 2012 – MCON
Why Millennials Matter – an interview with Case Foundation CEO Jean Case 

March 2011 – National Attorneys General Research and Training Institute
Emerging Issues for Nonprofits and Regulators