- Eliminating Jargon
- Finding the Angle
“Barbara has been very helpful in connecting me with clients and collaborators and has recently brought me on board with a project she is managing for a non profit. I enjoy working with her because she sees the way design, technology, strategy and marketing can align. She’s always looking for ways to bring more efficiency to a project or process without sacrificing creativity.
I look forward to working with Barbara on more projects in the future and recommend her services to any organization that is looking for a project manager who understands business and marketing strategy, inspires creative problem solving in her team, and has a firm but friendly way of keeping things on track.”
– Laura McArtor, Owner Widow’s Peak Web Design
Almost every American has heard of the Sierra Club, the environmental organization founded by John Muir. The Sierra Club leads hikes for nature lovers, operates educational programs for schools and communities, and advocates for conservation.
The Sierra Club is a 501(c)4 nonprofit that engages in political advocacy and therefore is not tax-exempt. It has 65 chapters and 400+ groups. The Sierra Club Foundation is a 501(c)3, a tax-exempt public charity and the fiscal sponsor of the charitable programs of the Sierra Club and other organizations.
The Sierra Club’s communications challenge is to explain its vast portfolio of activities to audiences with fundamentally different motivations — activists, idealists, and citizens who simply want to engage with the people and places around them. This requires that they produce multiple versions of collateral in different voices. My most recent project for the Sierra Club was a set of fact sheets that will be used as leave-behinds in fundraising conversations. Development officers will use them to inspire high-net-worth donors to contribute to potentially game-changing projects.