We’re a group of creative folks ready to help your organization however we can.
Things we love: people who care about their work, effective engagement strategies, cupcakes and social change.
Emily P. GoodsteinFounder + CEO
Emily P. Goodstein combines her love of digital media with her extensive grassroots organizing background to help clients scale quickly and sustainably. Emily’s work helps organizations fulfill their missions, leveraging a multichannel approach to meld offline and online tools, including social media strategy, web and email outreach, fundraising, user experience consulting, and content marketing.
Goodstein brings over 15 years of nonprofit advocacy, fundraising, marketing, and organizing experience to her work. Before launching Greater Good Strategy, she served as a Client Success Manager for Blackbaud (previously Convio), where she empowered nonprofit clients to achieve their online fundraising and advocacy goals. During her work at Blackbaud, Goodstein managed a wide range of accounts, including internationally-focused relief and aid groups, local and regional food banks, and DC-based advocacy organizations. Prior to her move to the private sector, Emily was Director of Student Outreach for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), an interfaith coalition working to preserve reproductive freedom.
Emily has been featured on NPR and WTOP, in the Washington Post, the Washington Jewish Week and Washingtonian and on DCist, Apartment Therapy and the Huffington Post. She is a graduate of Selah, the Rockwood Leadership Training Program’s collaboration with Bend the Arc, and an active member of the Women’s Information Network and Sixth & I Synagogue.
When she’s not Instagramming, Emily can be found behind the camera. In 2013, she completed the photography for the Washington, DC Chef’s Table cookbook — using her lens to document the city’s dynamic food culture. Goodstein completed her second cookbook in 2017, Great Food Finds, Washington which includes over 60 recipes from DC area restaurants and mouth watering images to accompany them. Her third book, No Access Washington, DC is a behind the scenes look at hard to reach or off limits spots in and around DC. It is expected to hit shelves in December 2018. She also specializes in photographing birth, joining women for home, birth center, or hospital births to capture the day their little ones arrive.
An activist at heart, Emily’s interest in organizing and online outreach was sparked while she was a student at The George Washington University (GW). She earned a BA in human services at GW and started the university’s chapter of Planned Parenthood. She’s a lifelong supporter and former board member of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington.
Emily lives in DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood with her partner, Ron. Their books are arranged in rainbow order.
Shannon PowersManaging Director
Shannon is a copywriter, content strategist, and digital marketer whose winning concepts and engaging campaigns achieve her clients’ goals. She has worked with a diverse array of clients from non-profits to tech companies, lifestyle brands to blockchain startups.
Shannon combines her passion for words, obsession with data, and love for technology to create content that is more than just words — she crafts compelling narratives informed by the nuance of her clients’ projects and backed by research, marketing best practices, and analysis.
Insatiably curious, Shannon holds a BA and MA in Political Science from Hebrew University and George Washington University respectively and a JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
She lives in Washington, DC, serves on the Board of the Edlavitch DCJCC, and drinks far too much coffee.
Rosa Del AngelSenior Strategist
Rosa is a seasoned digital professional dedicated to finding successful and innovative ways to use digital for the greater good. She has served as digital principal strategist for nonprofit organizations like Voto Latino, Human Rights Watch, SEIU, Amnesty International USA, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Ocean Conservancy, The American Diabetes Association and CARE to mention a few.
She has a proven track of developing digital campaigns focused on outcomes, impact, ROI, growth, and increased engagement. As a digital strategist, she has developed a wide range of digital advocacy, fundraising and grassroots campaigns and solutions, leveraging channels and tactics across all levels of the digital conversion funnel, including email, website and eCRM management, social media, display advertising, search marketing, SEO, content creation and strategy, conversion rate optimization, marketing automation, SMS, digital analytics and mobile apps.
Rosa is a bilingual, proud Latinx that has been living in Washington, D.C. for the past 15 years.
Liz O'Meara-GoldbergSenior Strategist
Liz O’Meara-Goldberg is a strategic and thoughtful consultant with over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications strategy, planning, and implementation. Her specialties are audience-focused messaging, content marketing, brand engagement, media strategy, and revenue development.
Liz works with organizations to use marketing and communications tools to grow their audience, revenue, and impact. She has recently completed projects focused on value proposition and messaging, earned revenue/sales growth, and event strategy. Liz originated the marketing and business development role at a young and rapidly growing fundraising services firm serving the nonprofit sector. There she implemented a client engagement (acquisition and retention) strategy, which resulted in over 175% growth in client volume and revenue in the first two years.
Liz has worked extensively in the nonprofit arts space—at theatres and arts organizations large and small—including Studio Theatre, Synetic Theatre, Fine Arts Work Center, and Greater Boston Stage Company. She has created and led sales campaigns and promotions, audience development initiatives, earned media strategy, and content development. Liz began her career at The George Washington University (GW) on the Marketing and Creative Services team.
She holds a BA in American Studies and Theatre from GW and an MS in Arts Administration from Boston University. She loves Hamilton: An American Musical, her ridiculously overgrown collection of sunglasses, and runs (jogs, let’s be honest) through the nation’s capital.
Mary GetzSenior Strategist
With more than 15 years of experience in online communications and fundraising, Mary Getz has been the strategic and creative digital campaign lead for a diverse range of charitable, political and religious institutions. While on staff in the Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, Mary spearheaded the denomination’s advocacy, organizing and communications work. Mary’s thought leadership has helped her clients raise money, grow and cultivate their constituent base, drive advocacy actions and develop their online brands.
Her background in integrated marketing and multichannel campaigns paired with strong technical skills enables Mary to help clients bridge the gap between strategy and implementation.
She thrives on a challenge – whether that’s a new way to identify and view donor segments or leveraging emerging technology to expand an organization’s reach. She brings creativity and discipline to all aspects of her work driving campaigns to measurable new heights.
LaTanya LaneSenior Strategist
LaTanya Lane is a writer and storyteller. She believes compelling stories are the foundation of social change and works with non-profits to demonstrate their impact and inspire action from their bases through compelling narratives.
LaTanya always begins partnerships by listening deeply to understand the values and goals of her partners. Once she understands her partner’s vision, she is able to construct and shape narratives that illustrate their bold solutions to their allies and supporters. She effectively shares these stories through the copy she writes, the graphics she designs, and the strategic deployment of these assets across a variety of online media.
Outside of work, LaTanya can be seen as a company member with 2nd Story and enjoying adventure and the arts in Chicago with her family. She holds a B.A. in English from Lee University and an M.A. from Chicago Theological Seminary.
Eleiza BraunSenior Strategist
Eleiza Braun is a consultant with more than 15 years of experience in communications and fundraising strategy, planning, and implementation. She specializes in project management and pulling together diverse teams of organizers and communicators to coalesce around a mission and achieve their communications goal. Eleiza believes strongly in the emergent theory of organizing, that the whole is always greater than the some of its parts.
Eleiza has worked with a broad array of organizations, addressing issues from workers’ rights, food justice, human trafficking and everything in between. She uses this experience to work with clients to develop the right messages, and messengers, to reach their audience, raise funds, and achieve their goals. After 10 years in communications consulting in the US, Eleiza moved to Geneva, Switzerland to work for the Director of Donor Relations for the Global Funds to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Since then, Eleiza has worked domestic and global organizations to develop their communications and fundraising strategies, including financial accountability mechanism for government, foundation and individual donors.
Eleiza holds a BA in American Studies International Relations and Womens Studies GW and currently lives in Storrs, CT with her husband, two children and 6 chickens.
Daniel BuckleySenior Strategist
Daniel has worked in nonprofit digital fundraising and marketing for 14 years, both in-house and at agencies. He has worked with a diverse set of local, national, and international organizations, including 350.org, Covenant House, American Parkinson Disease Association, Reconstructing Judaism, Northeast Animal Shelter, and Native American Rights Fund, to name a few.
While specializing in digital direct response and integrated campaigns, Daniel’s passion for nonprofit communications has lead to strong experience in a range of fundraising and marketing functions from brand strategy, strategic planning and cause marketing to social media management and data and analytics.
Daniel lives in northern Westchester County, NY, where most of his “non-work” hours are spent on his second job as a dad of two young kids.
Anna Schardt BakerSenior Strategist
Anna is a consultant with more than 15 years’ experience in marketing, communications and publishing. A nonprofit girl at heart, she feels most at home when working for a great cause. While much of Anna’s experience lies in public health and education, she loves to apply her talents to new issues and industries.
Long fascinated by how information is organized, presented and consumed, Anna focuses on helping organizations connect with target audiences through killer content. This style guide devotee owns more than one refrigerator magnet proclaiming, “I’m silently correcting your grammar.”
Anna earned her B.A. in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. Her family of five (seven, if you count the kitties) lives in Arlington, VA.
Arielle PolegSenior Strategist
Arielle has two decades of experience as a communications strategist and writer for foundations, grassroots-advocacy groups, health-care organizations, and more. Whether coaching clients or developing and writing editorial content, Arielle listens closely and delivers the right words at the right time to the right audience. A graduate of Dartmouth College and George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, Arielle is adept at crafting memorable messaging for foreign and domestic clients alike.
Avra BossovContent Creator
Avra is a content creator for brand strategy and social media, including graphic design, copywriting, email fundraising, and general communications needs. She is committed to helping organizations tell their stories in authentic and aesthetically pleasing ways. She holds a strong belief in the power to be better and do better.
A proud double alumna of the George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in political communication and a master’s degree in media & strategic communication, Avra has lived in Washington, D.C. for almost a decade, with honorary status in New York, Chicago, New Jersey, and Florida based on family roots.
Alex DoddsSenior Strategist
Alex Dodds is a digital strategist, writer, and designer who works with progressive candidates, nonprofits, and small businesses to create clear and compelling outreach and promotion campaigns.
Alex works in partnership with clients to understand their program goals and the values behind their work. She specializes in creating proactive content plans rooted in that understanding, and in collaboratively understanding the voice of her clients to make those materials powerfully resonant to the people they work alongside. This often involves identifying major messages and themes, considering partners and allies who should be involved, building content plans, and then writing copy, creating graphics, and doing the digital publishing necessary to bring it all to life. Her projects also sometimes include first-person interviews and data visualization.
Prior to establishing her consultancy Alex worked in nonprofit communications on issues of government transparency, excellence in city government, equitable neighborhoods, and organized labor. She grew up in a household that ate both pierogis and latkes at the holidays, and she holds a BA in American Studies and Graphic Art from Smith College. She lives and organizes locally in Washington DC’s Ward 4.
Tom FazziniSenior Strategist
Tom brings extensive experience serving in political and non-profit communications roles at the federal and local government levels, in campaigns, and as an advisor to non-profit and progressive organizations. He served for five years as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director for a member of the District of Columbia Council where he worked to support progressive legislative initiatives. Previously, he was a Senior Director at West End Strategy Team, and Senior Associate at Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications where he advised non-profit organizations on all aspects of communications including fundraising and media relations. Tom served as a communications official in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and as press secretary for U.S. Senator Ben Nelson and deputy press secretary for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. During the 2008 campaign season, Tom served as the deputy communications director for the Obama campaign in Indiana. He also served as a senior communications official at a start-up nonprofit focused on ending the corrupting influence of money in politics. Tom is a graduate of Oberlin College.
Zahava Friedman-StadlerSenior Strategist
Zahava is a strategist, storyteller, fundraiser, and community builder. She has worked with/at museums, art organizations, cultural institutions, and education-focused nonprofits in New York, Washington, D.C., and Rome, Italy— most notably, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Bard Graduate Center.
Fusing together her passion for fresh ideas and effective project management, Zahava has a track record of success in convening diverse teams to activate around new initiatives. Zahava is also passionate about the data aspects of fundraising and marketing, specifically how data hygiene and mining can help organizations deepen their community engagement, outreach, and impact.
Zahava holds an MA in History of the Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture from Bard Graduate Center, with a focus on the digital humanities and a BA in History from Touro College. When she is not working, Zahava can be found reading, cooking (and eating!), playing various stringed musical instruments, and spending time with her family.
Rachel TillmanSenior Strategist
Rachel Tillman provides communications, public/media relations, marketing, and website development services. Rachel works with clients to develop messaging and marketing strategies, create effective marketing campaigns and materials, plan and execute special events, and build well-designed websites.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Rachel held top marketing positions for over 12 years with several prominent companies and nonprofit organizations, including Deloitte & Touche, MicroStrategy, Jubilee Support Alliance, and Leadership Washington. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing for Allied Capital Corporation and served as a marketing advisor to over 20 of the investment company’s portfolio companies. It was in this capacity that Rachel realized the value an experienced marketing consultant could deliver to mid-sized businesses and organizations.
Rachel lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two children. She is actively involved in the American Marketing Association DC Chapter, local civic organizations, the Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Association, and the Jubilee community.
Liza DubeSenior Strategist
With nearly 20 years of marketing communications and public relations leadership experience across the political, nonprofit, energy, and consumer packaged goods industries, Liza has developed a reputation for building successful integrated marketing, communications, and organizational strategies for mission-driven businesses and nonprofits. A reputation possibly rivaled only by the volume of her laugh.
Liza is passionate about helping organizations increase brand and mission authenticity by matching action to words. Using internal, external, and stakeholder insights, alongside a real-world understanding of available resources, she designs strategy, messaging, branding, implementation, web presence, and campaigns that connect an organization’s mission and values to the people they want to reach most.
An energetic thought partner, Liza feeds off the passion of people working for good to help them push the boundaries of what’s possible creatively whilekeeping a focus on your return on investment. A writer at heart, she prides herself on taking complex ideas and distilling them into action, and respects the power of the headline as much as the personal note.
Liza brings her whole, ebullient person to everything she tackles and loves leading talented people, which makes working together really fun. She’s also reliable for excellent binge-watching recommendations, custom playlists, and extremely candid parenting advice - all of which she cultivates at her home in Western Massachusetts with her two boys, two dogs, and two cats.
Ariel KurlandSenior Strategist
Ariel Kurland is a non-profit consultant with over a decade of experience developing fundraising and community engagement strategies. She believes that all organizations should have access to the right tools in order to effectively share their story and amplify their impact.
Ariel works in partnership with organizations to create fundraising campaigns, develop donor communication plans, and build out engagement strategies so that nonprofits can focus on maximizing their impact.
Ariel graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Political Science and International Relations. When she’s not working, Ariel loves to spend time cooking, attempting to craft, and exploring the outdoors. Originally from the Bay Area, Ariel currently lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband and two children.
Cheryl TanVideo Marketer
Cheryl Tan is a video marketer based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She believes everyone has a story to tell and loves to help entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations and corporations tell stories more effectively on video so they can create a greater impact within their communities. Prior to going out on her own in 2014, Cheryl was a broadcast journalist, working for TV stations in Georgia and Virginia. In her 20-year career in television news, she had the honor of telling thousands of stories for a TV audience. Now she shares the skills she learned in the newsroom to help businesses and organizations around the country understand the media and create their own pieces of valuable content. Cheryl hosts the STANDOUT podcast, which offers strategies and stories to inspire high-performing entrepreneurs. She and her husband have three sons and live in Virginia Beach.
Alex MillerSenior Strategist
Alex is a digital producer, product manager, and content strategist who helps his clients put their best foot forward online. With a background in communications, tech, and business, he brings an interdisciplinary approach to every project—from website redesigns to multichannel marketing campaigns, and everything in between.
He has worked with a wide variety of organizations over the course of his career, including the New York League of Conservation Voters, the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, The Noguchi Museum, Big Duck, Flippable, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and TechnoServe.
Alex holds a BS in Business Administration from American University and lives in New York City where he takes photos, bakes bread, and pets his very nice cat.
Albert TingSocial Media Strategist
Albert Ting is a social media strategist and event photographer based in Washington, DC. He has more than a decade of experience advocating for American businesses at a local, national, and international level. He worked as an international trade specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce with a focus on healthcare, information technology, and energy issues. He went on to work as a manager of strategic initiatives at General Electric and a senior policy advisor at the Coalition of Services Industries, a trade association committed to advancing the interests of the U.S. services industry. Motivated by his passion for social media and creating creative content for local companies, he went out on his own as a freelancer in social media and photography. He is the curator of the FOMOFeed DC, an Instagram account highlighting the best activities and events to see in DC, a community manager for IGDC (DC’s largest Instagram meet-up community), and a member of The Collective of The Washington Post BrandStudio. He has worked as a social media consultant and in-house photographer for Michelin-starred restaurant Bresca, Kaz Sushi Bistro, Daikaya Group (Bantam King, Daikaya, Haikan, Hatoba, Tonari), and Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Bier Garten. When he’s not creating content or strategizing, Albert loves to organize community events like creative panels, photography workshops, art fairs, and food & wine demonstrations. He also loves traveling and attending arts-related events. He has a JD/MA in International Affairs from American University.
Zach BrooksImplementation Specialist
Zach Brooks has nearly a decade of experience working with nonprofits to plan and execute digital campaigns. In his work with nonprofit partners, he has led advocacy and fundraising efforts using a variety of digital tools to implement blast emails, online petitions, advertising campaigns, supporter recruitment, social media outreach, and webinar production.
Prior to working in the digital campaign space, Zach served two terms of service with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps where he spent time on various community services projects along the East Coast. During that time, he and his team did everything from hurricane rehabilitation in Texas to children’s garden programming in New Jersey. He also managed member recruitment and media outreach for his AmeriCorps campus.
Zach grew up in Michigan and received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, double majoring in Advertising and Psychology. He moved back to his home state in 2017 after eight years in Washington, DC. In his free time, Zach enjoys cooking plant-based food, listening to and producing podcasts, cheering on the Michigan State Spartans, and hosting bar trivia.
Suhailah WaheedContent and Fundraising Strategist
An active volunteer in the community, Suhailah Waheed has served in the nonprofit industry professionally for the last three years. After graduating with her BA from her hometown university North Carolina Central University, Suhailah relocated to Austin, Texas with her husband. She maintains several volunteer positions in the development sector while working as an Operations Coordinator for Impact Austin, a local women’s giving circle. Suhailah has also served on the board of the Young Women’s Alliance as the VP of Development for the fiscal year 2018 and 2019. It is through these experiences that she solidified her passion for philanthropy and fundraising.
Suhailah loves to find innovative ways to connect supporters to organizations through technology. She believes everyone deserves optimal support in fulfilling their goals toward social change.
Mary Grace KennedyContent and Fundraising Strategist
Mary Grace Kennedy brings nearly a decade of nonprofit management, strategic planning, and fundraising experience to her consulting work. She specializes in content creation and fundraising strategy. Mary Grace is committed to improving operational efficiencies to effect change and build social good, and she believes in the power of a strong brand and a good proofreader. Her work to date has focused on the arts sector, working at a handful of nonprofit theatres in Washington, DC and in her home state of South Carolina. Most recently Mary Grace worked for Studio Theatre in institutional advancement where she served as the key project manager for a $20 million dollar capital campaign, led a strategic planning process, and oversaw institutional giving.
Mary Grace holds a BA in Economics from Furman University. While she considers DC home, she currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland where she’s enjoying the chance to travel and spend time in the great outdoors.
Julia SmithContent Strategist and Operations Consultant
Julia Smith is a writer, editor, facilitator, and content and community strategist. She has spent her entire 15+ year career working with nonprofits, social enterprises, and small businesses, most recently as Director of Online Content & Community at a national nonprofit called Interfaith Youth Core. Prior to IFYC, Julia managed communication channels, campaigns, volunteers, and projects for organizations including Idealist.org, the Nonprofit Technology Network, Pipeline Angels, and the 2008 Obama campaign.
Julia is a co-founder of the nonprofit writing center 826DC, the co-creator of a free online guide called Scrum Your Wedding, and an alum of the RISE Collective. Someday she hopes to run a retreat center for grassroots activists and artists who need space to pause, breathe, create, and build community. Though she currently lives in Chicago, she is a DMV native who compulsively “walks left, stands right” on escalators.
Lital FirestoneContent Strategist
Lital Firestone is an activist and artist who grew up in Har Halutz, Israel as a child and moved to the D.C. suburbs with their family. They spent four years at the University of Virginia (UVA) completing both their BA in Foreign Affairs and their Masters of Public Policy. They spent the last two years living in Tel Aviv, first as a Dorot Fellow, where they engaged in the difficult political and social issues surrounding Israel/Palestine and created a collection of poetry and collage about their experience as a genderqueer person understanding home on contested land. They spent the next year as an NIF Shatil Fellow creating a podcast about civilian voices in Gaza for Gisha-Legal Center for Freedom of Movement.
At UVA, Lital spent the majority of their time co-founding and leading a dialogue retreat called PULSE where students are facilitated in identity questions surrounding race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and cycles of oppression. They also conducted research on and developed a policy proposal for young LGBTQ adults in Latin America to receive effective online mental health resources. Lital enjoys meditating, traveling, music and dance, and is conducting a series of queer performance workshops across the US.
Sarah Klein MastersonSenior Strategist
Sarah is a cause-driven content strategist and copywriter specializing in donor relations, core brand messaging, and impact storytelling. In a noisy world, she loves helping clients inspire their audiences to say “Me, too!” and “I’m IN” instead of “So what?”
Sarah has more than 20 years of communications experience and 15 years dedicated to nonprofits. She has worked with national NPOs, global NGOs, local organizations, grassroots communities, and social entrepreneurs, as well as with fundraising and digital marketing agencies.
During her 10 years in Washington, DC, Sarah served at University of Maryland-College Park and the Smithsonian, also authoring a popular field guide to DC parenting, DC BABY. She’s now based in Austin, TX (hook ‘em horns! guacamole forever!) with her two children and their cat, Poppy.
Jackie TemkinProject Manager and Designer
Jackie Temkin is a project manager and designer with more than 10 years of non-profit experience. She brings her passion for art and design to businesses and non-profits to tackle a variety of marketing, communications, operations, and program development challenges. She is adept at managing cross-functional teams and engaging with customers and external stakeholders to develop and execute creative transformation initiatives to support complex corporate strategies.
Most recently, she was the digital communications manager for the Religious Action Center in Washington, DC, before working as a freelance graphic designer while attending business school. She has extensive experience working in print and digital design, and she is passionate about human-centered thinking and reimagining the user experience.
Jackie holds a BA in Art History from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Though a DC native, Jackie currently lives in Charlottesville, VA with her rescue dog Sadie.
Erica MutschlerContent Strategist
Erica is a content marketing, fundraising-loving strategist. She has more than a decade of communication and nonprofit fundraising experience and is committed to helping businesses and nonprofits find their voice, establish their message, and share their story with clients and constituents.
A graduate of American University with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a master’s degree in public communication, Erica has lived in Albuquerque, D.C., Jerusalem, Beijing, and Chicago. When she’s not baking, and eating said treats, Erica loves to travel to her home state of New Mexico (a.k.a. eat green chile) and spend time with her husband and son at their home in Washington, D.C.
Amelia RobertsContent Strategist
Amelia Roberts is a digital native who officially became a practitioner of online marketing twelve years ago with a role as a virtual assistant. Student loans from nursing school inspired her to put her marketing experience to use and she started offering social media management support to a variety of purpose-driven organizations. Shortly after that, Amelia had the opportunity to become an online community manager for a health literacy association and later dove into social media data analytics with Stanford University’s MedX project. Along the way she saw a need for other health professionals to start disseminating their expertise and make reliable health content easy to find. One thing lead to another and now, as a visibility expert and digital marketing consultant, Amelia helps under-recognized professionals become thought leaders by skipping the maddening Facebook Ads, sales funnels, and algorithm changes. Instead, she coaches her clients to engage online collaborative partners such as podcast hosts, bloggers, and social media referral networks who already have the “know, like, and trust” of thousands of supporters.
Amelia lives in Silver Spring, serves on the Board of the Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce, and loves planning real or imagined food tours.
Sarah AftergoodContent Strategist and Designer
Sarah Aftergood is a content creator and graphic designer who believes in harnessing the power of social media to foster positive social change.
An artist at heart, she is fascinated by the emotional and behavioral outcomes of our aesthetic experiences. This passion led her to pursue a master’s degree in cognition and communication from the University of Copenhagen, where she studied the role of activist art in furthering social justice initiatives.
Though she cherishes her New York upbringing, she loves the Scandinavian lifestyle of her adopted home of Denmark, where she has lived for the past four years.
Julia LevyMarketing Strategist
Julia Levy is a social entrepreneur who has been featured in CNN, Forbes and Inside Edition. She has designed strategies, raised funds, created content and developed communities for major organizations, including WNYC, the Schusterman Family Foundation, UJA Federation of New York and Cornell University. In 2019, she shared her story of falling in love with side projects at TEDxEmory. As a philanthropic organizer, Julia co-founded National Muffin Day to support people experiencing homelessness. She produces Peach and Prosperity—a podcast sharing economic, cultural and historical stories around Georgia. She leads Tradition Kitchens to connect ages, cultures and neighbors with pop up cooking classes. A lifelong learner, Julia organizes field trips for CreativeMornings Atlanta, developed workshops for The Communications Network and taught classes at the Brooklyn Brainery. A graduate of Cornell University, she volunteers as an alumna leader and wrote the student newspaper’s first and only young alumni column.
Hanaa RifaeyExpansion and Fundraising Strategist
Hanaa Rifaey is a consultant specializing in marketing, management, and fundraising. Previously, she served as the President and Publisher of The American Independent News Network (AINN), where she transformed the organization into a thriving media institution that nationalized local issues and localized national issues. Before her time at AINN, Hanaa led three national campaigns focused on environmental sustainability as the Outreach Director at Center for a New American Dream. In the nascent days of social media, she launched the first online engagement strategies for New Dream and AINN. Prior to both, Hanaa spent time on Capitol Hill, created international support groups for rare diseases, and led a national educational campaign about Arabs and Muslims post-9/11.
Hanaa leveraged her extensive project management, coalition building, and grassroots engagement skills in a volunteer capacity as the chair of the Planned Parenthood of Metro Washington Young Professionals Board for four years. She also served on the board of the Association for Alternative Newsmedia, as the Membership Committee Chair of the Media Consortium, and as the Senior Advisor for Media Matters as well as American Bridge 21st Century. Hanaa regularly presents at conferences on topics including cross-platform collaboration, community engagement, fundraising in the media sphere, and creating impact through journalism. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, on MTV, in Feministing, and on countless blogs.
Hanaa received her undergraduate degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and her master’s degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She lives in DC with her family and their menagerie.
Jessica MusaClient Coordinator
Jessica is a collaborative communicator focused on building relationships and has more than 15 years of experience across diverse sectors. She possesses extensive experience in operations, office management, financial administration, marketing, website and presentation design. Jessica is a diligent and resourceful professional skilled in streamlining systems and processes to improve efficiency.
Jessica holds a BS from the University of Maryland. She resides in Maryland with her two teenage daughters.
Eve TylerGraphic Designer
Eve Tyler is a proud NYC native with an affinity for fabulous wine and design. After heading west to study on California’s central coast, she returned to the best coast where she has created and shaped marketing efforts, brand strategy, and design assets for clients like City Winery and OneTable. Her fiery ambition and creative eye helps organizations and brands tell great stories that drive awareness and action.
Jonathan BellWeb Developer
Jonathan Bell is a web designer and developer based in Western NY. With a professional background in ecommerce, he specializes in hand-rolled modern websites to empower small businesses and purpose-driven organizations. While building for the web has been something of a lifelong passion, he has also taught graphic design as an adjunct professor at community college, performed music as a percussionist and DJ, and operated a local record shop for 7+ years. Outside of work, Jonathan is mildly obsessed with travel, serendipity, and long walks through his local cemetery.