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The Intersection of Motherhood & Advocacy

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Jun 26, 2014 Advocacy, News, Photography, Presentations, Storytelling , , , , , , , , 17 Comments

Meet Tricia. Mother. Advocate. College Graduate. Smart Phone Photographer. Blogger. Tricia’s warm smile and frequent Facebook posts of her toddler daughter Brielle are typical of a new mom who has taken to cell phone photography and many of the photographic apps available on the market. Tricia catches each developmental milestone for her friends and family [...]

You Learn Something New…

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Jun 20, 2014 Advocacy, News, Photography, Presentations, Program Management, Storytelling , , , , 0 Comments

Not too far from my new hometown near the Delaware River there is a magical place called Grounds For Sculpture!  I had the chance to attend a Cultural Access meeting yesterday hosted in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The New Jersey Theater Alliance, The New Jersey Council on the Arts and the [...]

Team Grant Writing: A Free eBook Resource

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Apr 25, 2014 Grant Writing, News, Program Management, Storytelling , , , 3 Comments

Combining my two loves…that is what this eBook project is all about!  For some time now, I have wanted to write and illustrate a book on grant writing…but I wanted my version to be different. Different because most of the books I have read on the subject have been dry and unremarkable. I was going for pizzaz, and [...]

So Easy, A Kid Can Do It!

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Apr 22, 2014 digital story telling, News, Photography 1 Comment

Some of my favorite childhood memories are from times spent with my siblings and our cousins. We always played football, wiffleball or kickball together, ate lots of watermelon and had silly seed spitting competitions afterward. While the grown-ups talked, laughed and drank Italian sambuca into the night, we basked in the security of playing with kids [...]

Finding Grants…Seek, Search & Communicate

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Apr 12, 2014 Advocacy, Grant Writing, News , , , 0 Comments

I get asked often about the methods I use to find grant opportunities for my clients. The truth is, grant opportunities are everywhere. Sure, I have purchased several grant list serve plans and I get updates every day on new and existing grant opportunities that show up neatly in my email in-box.  But honestly, some [...]

Say “Cheese”! Annual Giving: Messaging With Images

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Feb 11, 2014 Advocacy, Colors, Illustration, News, Photography, Portfolio , , , , , 0 Comments

I have two local tax exempt clients based in Trenton, NJ that were looking for a new and different way to enhance their annual appeals. I suggested that we add photos of actual clients, programs and participants (you guessed it) IN ACTION!!  It was a no brainer for me and my SLR camera! I work [...]

The $500 Digital Story Solution!

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Feb 9, 2014 Illustration, News, Photography , , , , , 2 Comments

Well, I did it! I produced a 3.5 minute iMovie about our recent family trip to Punxsutawney, PA for Ground Hog’s Day. Here’s the thing, I completed the entire project on my iPad Mini. So why I was inspired to take this challenge? For a few years now I have been traveling around the U.S. [...]

Answer This Grace—Best Video Editing Software-GO!

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Jan 23, 2014 News, Photography, Presentations, Storytelling , , 0 Comments

Well, it’s difficult for me to give you a definitive answer on what is the best video editing software. I am now and always have been partial to Apple products.  Because I am an artist first and then business person second, Apple computers have always been my top pick. I’ve found most Apple products to [...]