Some Projects

Here are a few of the projects that I have been working on:

Project Management:
I am exceedingly proud to serve as an ongoing consultant to Interfaith Philadelphia on a number of projects.  Most recently I advised senior staff on the development of their Year of Civil Conversations initiative with Krista Tippett and Passport to Understanding. I began my work with them as Project Manager of the Dare to Understand Public Art Initiative. This association with Mural Arts Philadephia and WHYY was gratifying and I am grateful to be moving their mission forward.

Website Development:
Brand new website, just in time for Chanukah marketing!  Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein’s new website, rabbimicah.com promotes his work and his new album Kosherdawg: Jewish Newgrass Jamboree.  The site was created with Lula Jones at a very reasonable price for a very simple and highly communicative website.

Communications Coaching:
It was such a pleasure working with the women of the Southwest Belmont Community Association, helping them move into the digital age!  I created a Constant Contact platform and series of email blasts for their annual scholarship event.  I felt honored to do this work for them.

I always enjoy working with Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, at the Reconstructing Judaism.  This time I was a sounding board and strategist as she formulated an innovative multifaith retreat.  I am thrilled that she asked me to keep her on track and keep her communication clear.  This partnership allowed her to move forward with focus and ease.

I continue to be proud of the work I did with Rabbi Erin Hirsh, former Acting President of Gratz College.  In addition to branding new programs, included cash flow analysis, communications planning and more.

Development:

A few years ago,PhillyWalk-Logo-FINAL-OL-02 I was asked by The Philly Friendship Circle to manage their 8th Annual Philly Friendship Walk.  It was a great day!

I am thrilled that Wolf Performing Arts Center moved to a new location.  I created the Set the Stage Campaign to raise the needed funds for their next act!Set the stage RIGHT 2_0_0

Wolf Performing Arts Center in Prague_2I also worked with Wolf Performing Arts Center’s Butterfly Project and helped them get to Prague and perform in Terezin Concentration Camp.  I partnered with a strong design team to create Wolf PAC’s new logo and develop and launch a fabulous website.

hh-transp-w-text-all-caps-no-shadowMishkan Shalom is a forward thinking, progressive, Reconstructionist Synagogue in Philadelphia.  I am proud to work with Rabbi Shawn Zevit and everyone there in all aspects of communication, membership and development. 

The non-profit Hiway Theatre movie theatre in Jenkintown, PA had to raise $100,000 to fund a digital projector or they would have shut their doors.

Im a Hiway SignThe  multilayered, interactive campaign, Be a Screen Saver, had a call to action and appeals to the hero in all of us!

Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, PA raised over $7 million and as their Campaign Manager, I was responsible for the on-the-ground coordination of their campaign.   Among other things, the funds raised were used to provide accessibility to their landmark Frank Lloyd Wright sanctuary building.

Copywriting:
I am thrilled that Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, NJ asked Amy Pollack, of TwistNShout to design their capital campaign materials and I was especially excited that she asked me to do the writing. Their team is smart and I wish them much success.

Event Management + Production of Map:
DCVA 25th Anniversary Celebration– this small environmental group wanted help managing their anniversary luncheon and the creation of a large map detailing the watershed and its historic resources. I had so much fun guiding their volunteers toward a highly successful event. The map project was challenging and rewarding as I coordinated the work betwen the GIS map-maker, my graphic designer, Amy Pollack of TwistNShout, the county historians and more. My work here included calendarizing event, event management, copywriting, art direction and hand-holding.

Tightening Emerging Non-Profit Organization:
InterFaithways: Interfaith Family Support Network – this newly emerged non-profit is moving from a “mom and pop” organization to the big time. I am working with them to tighten the organization, create infrastructure and accountability; board development; communications and development planning and more. We just completed a city-wide event with more than 50 synagogues working on interfaith issues over one weekend and in these tough economic times, we received a $75,000 grant from Philadelphia’s Jewish Federation. My work with them is across the board. Literally + figuratively!

Copywriting + Art Direction:


Membership Brochure for Temple Beth Sholom, Cherry Hill, NJ.
I can brag that Amy Pollack and I won an award for this stunning, engaging and upbeat membership brochure.

Consulting Re: Time + Project Management:
Susquehanna University Communications Department
I was brought in to workshop and teach MS Project  to the Comm staff in this university.  MS Project is a robust, intimidating program but highly useful.  One of the skills transferred from my Life Coaching Practice is time management and not getting trapped with too little of it.

Fundraising Event Management:


Theatre Ariel
In support of Theatre Ariel’s mulit-generational and multi-media program, Let My People Go! I helped create and manage a fund-raising salon; art directed +wrote copy for invitations and program booklet and more.