Communications succeed when your audiences respond in ways that help your organization to achieve its mission. Communication begins by thinking about your purpose and your audience.
In a vast world of messages, your story earns attention with drama and human connection. Audience responses, from donations to advocacy to volunteer support flow from clear calls to action focused on specific members of your audience.
I bring my years of experience as a strategist, a sincere interviewer, a writer and project manager to your challenges. I’ve produced strategic plans, analyzed business lines, and produced annual reports, brochures, other printed materials, web content, exhibits and video.
Until 1994 I was Communications Coordinator at PLAN International’s global headquarters, with responsibility for internal communications to a worldwide, multilingual staff and for providing video, photography and story materials from more than 30 program countries to fundraising affiliates in Europe, Asia and North America.
In 1994, I founded Jon Howard Strategic Communications and in 1996, Gayle and I paired up to create Cause & Effect, Inc.
I’ve worked on assignments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Japan, Turkey and other countries.
Community and volunteer activities:
Board member, Rhode Island Urban Debate League
Leadership Rhode Island, Delta II class
President and Vice President, Summit Neighborhood Association
Board member, Friends of the Moshassuck River
Co-Coordinator, Amnesty International Pakistan Coordination Group
Founding board member, RiverzEdge Arts Project