Communicate your cause.
Brand whisperer. Cause evangelist.
My background as a creative writer taught me to recognize great stories. My years as a journalist and a professional copywriter taught me to listen closely when people talk. And my skills as a consultant match my professional mission: to help forward-thinking organizations achieve success by empowering them to communicate clearly.
Whether coaching nonprofits to develop their brands or helping progressive businesses fulfill their philanthropic purpose, I work to:
- Identify and clarify your mission
- Communicate it to the broadest possible audience
- Create systems that support it for the long run
As a consultant, I succeed by elevating your organization to the point where you don’t need me anymore.
My intention is to align you with the powerful magnetic north of ‘generous global giving.’ Along the way, nothing excites me more than seeing and facilitating positive transformation — of a person, a team, an organization, or the planet.
The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation relies on me to sharpen and brand its communications plan.
I helped turn around the ManKind Project of Los Angeles, increasing new membership and participation by more than 100%.
Art + Practice, a new art and social services nonprofit, needed an eagle-eyed editor and branding expert to steer its communications program.
I'm part of team that has raised nearly $16 million for Green Dot Public Schools.
United States Artists enlisted my interviewing skills, writing expertise, and ability to connect people with passion to develop a major endowment campaign.
Julie Hart, an Australian psychologist, trusted me to brand and market her first online course for couples.
Through its branding agency, I helped The Broad Stage create some of its most-successful direct-mail programs to date.
Renowned culture expert and executive coach Debbie Robins sought me out to create content for her new website.
It has been my pleasure to work with Colin on a variety of projects. His talent as a writer and communicator has made him an essential member
of our team. He created a style manual for the Foundation that has resulted in consistent written communication from all the staff. We are grateful for his contributions to our marketing and our fundraising. Everyone loves working with him, because he challenges us to think big thoughts.
Colin was a consultant for two years at USA and wonderful to work with. He interacted skillfully with our board members, and his contribution to our endowment campaign was essential in shaping the identity and branding of the organization. And he always delivered on time and on budget.Jocelyn McCormick
Colin’s vision for healthy growth made significant positive and lasting changes for MKPLA. His background in written and branded communications helped us elevate and align our outreach materials and make our message consistent. His passion and commitment served as an inspiration for those inside and outside the community. He is a leader among leaders, and a man I trust and admire.Les Sinclair
1. I don’t walk in with solutions.
2. I watch and listen. Closely.
3. I help you to recognize the power of your brand.
4. Along the way, I solve problems.
5. I help you manage details while keeping the big picture in focus.
6. I acknowledge the value of human relationships.