Compelling, well-researched articles for business and nonprofit organizations. Annual reports, grant-related publications, website material, reports created from existing or custom research. Clean, edited copy (AP style or other) and quick turnaround. 20 years experience writing for corporate and nonprofit clients. Client list on request.
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
MS, Social Anthropology
1997 - 1998
Heidi Rettig & Associates
2003 - Present
Strategic management, research, planning, and publicity for nonprofit organizations in the United States.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
2001 - 2003
Program officer for major national foundation, my role was to be a knowledge resource in all areas of arts and culture; develop national research proposals to further understanding of arts participation in the United States; and contribute research and writing to the foundation's portfolio. Arts grantmaking portfolio included 26 cities throughout the United States.
2000 - 2001
Qualitative research and project management of a $2.0 M cultural participation evaluation for a major foundation. Traveled to 10 US cities and conducted interviews with 200 nonprofit arts organizations. Drafted policy briefs and monographs containing analysis of grants' impact.
Edinburgh College of Art (Scotland)
1999 - 2000
Conducted qualitative interviews and drafted papers and policy briefs outlining growing problem of student debt in United Kingdom. Project was funded by the European Social Fund.
1991 - 1993
Trading floor assistant for major mutual fund company.