Founder and Owner
Sarah helps mission-driven organizations transform aspirations into tangible progress. With thirty years of experience in nonprofit leadership, communications, and fundraising, she can lift work off the plates of busy leaders and help set and achieve ambitious organizational goals.
Sarah's services include:
Strategic communications plans, storytelling projects, multi-channel campaigns, technical reports, integrated development/communications initiatives.
Development Fundraising assessments and plans, prospect research, grant proposals and reports, case statements, fundraising writing and messaging.
Management & Planning Landscape analyses, program design, strategic planning, organizational systems improvement, management coaching support.
From 2013-2022 Sarah worked full-time at Fresh Energy, a nonprofit energy policy organization, rising to Deputy Executive Director overseeing all programs, fundraising, and communications. Sarah was a fundraising and communications consultant and part-time contract staff (ultimately director) at the Lower Phalen Creek Project from 1998-2013 and previously worked in communications for a regional environmental organization. These experiences have given Sarah a varied toolbox of skills that she uses to help change-making organizations. See experience for highlights and details of Sarah's past and recent work by category.
Sarah has a B.A. in Anthropology from Macalester College and M.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. She is a lifelong student of human nature and endeavors to learn something new every day.