Since starting her consulting business in 2004, Martha has provided writing and fundraising support to more than 40 nonprofit clients. She has created over 400 written products that communicate the unique characteristics and urgent needs of programs for CEOs, chief development officers, program directors, and funders at both large institutions and small organizations.
Martha brings extensive health care, education, and nonprofit experience to her writing and draws on deep involvement with program design, implementation, and management.
Martha’s career began at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, where she implemented novel education and counseling programs. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Martha helped launch and then directed the Office for Women, Family and Community Programs, where she worked with community organizations, public schools, and health care institutions to improve health and reduce health disparities among diverse families in Boston. Later, as Associate Director of Quincy Community Action Programs, Martha oversaw agency-wide operations and programs including Head Start, housing, fuel assistance, and emergency food services.
Martha’s on-the-ground experience continuously informs and improves her writing. She has been a home visitor to pregnant and parenting teens, a youth worker in a public housing development, a women’s health counselor, and an implementer of health education programs in urban schools.