Writer and Communications Strategist
- Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
- Writing and Editing
Daphne Street's Overview
- Freelance Writer at Street media
- Journalist at SaintPetersBlog
- Communications Consultant at Street media
- On Air Host at Write At Five
- Journalist at iLovetheBurg
- Freelance Columnist at Patch.com
Daphne Street's Summary
WHO IS DAPHNE?
Daphne Taylor Street is a freelance writer, content marketing expert, blogger, grant & proposal writer, development consultant, communications consultant, public speaker and internet radio personality in the Tampa Bay area. She has been a professional in the nonprofit industry for more than 18 years, spanning everything from fine and performing arts to substance abuse and mental health services. In the summer of 2011, Daphne left her full-time job as a grant writer to pursue her freelance writing and communications consulting business in full-force, and added her former employer as a client.
WHAT DOES DAPHNE DO?
Daphne’s focus is on strengthening her local community and beyond through dynamic business strategies, creating value for businesses while helping to develop diverse revenue streams.
To further this goal, Daphne works hand in hand with for profit and nonprofit businesses; armed with a background in communications, marketing, private sector funding procurement and nonprofit development; to help them amplify their branding and communications to increase overall business sustainability and growth.
Daphne's grant and proposal writing services have resulted in millions of dollars of local, state, federal and foundation awards and private sector funding, spanning 14 years of experience.
Countless new business offerings, programs, products and services have come to life through Daphne's visionary approach to matching a company's mission and strengths with opportunities for growth, enhancement and expansion.
Daphne is regularly published through a variety of media and has ghost-written, co-authored and written published articles on behalf of many clients, further positioning them as experts in their field. Daphne currently has three books awaiting publication, co-authored with a client.
Combined, these strategies have generated revenue; lead to procuring private investments, grants and contracts; and helped businesses thrive and grow.
Daphne Street's Experience
January 2001 – Present (13 years 10 months) St. Petesburg, Florida
Specializing in journalism; blogging; multimedia copy; mass media writing; copy writing; grant writing; and planning documents such as business, marketing, strategic and communcations plans. Also offer photojournalism and graphic design services. Experience with SEO and SMO strategies.
January 2002 – Present (12 years 10 months)
Integrated communications, marketing & media consulting, including customized business plans, marketing plans, communications plans, strategic plans. Freelance writing, ghost writing. Multimedia & graphic design services such as websites, blogs/vlogs, press releases/video press releases, logos, business cards, letterhead and brochures & new media strategy development and holistic implementation design. Specialize in multimedia presentation design.
Values-Centered Branding: Show your audience you're listening to and understand what they value, and you are authentic and real & you care about giving them what they want.
Person-Centered-Branding: Take your authentic image and amp it up. You are all about you, being honest and authentic. Your image and brand refelects you and your business. You don't compromise or appear to be something you're not. And THAT is your greatest asset.
On Air Host
Write At Five
January 2012 – January 2013 (1 year 1 month) St. Petersburg, Florida
Interviewing the best local writing talent in St. Petersburg, Florida and beyond...
Book guests for the show (journalists, novelists, poets, playwrites, screen writers, copywriters, bloggers, scholars, creative thought leaders, etc.), interview guests, collaborate with the other host, develop evolving show format, solicit show sponsors and advertising spots, promote internet radio studio
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry
December 2011 – July 2012 (8 months) Largo, FL
Wrote a weekly syndicated column on Caregivers for Patch.com, which generated between 30-70 Facebook shares per article. Article topics varied to address a broad definition of the word "caregiving:" self-care for caregivers to prevent burn out, the Humane Society, Guardian Ad Litem program, JWB's The Poverty Experience and bullying... to name a few. All articles were independently researched and included personal interviews. While the column ended, I still freelance for Patch on occasion, covering such topics as Gloria Steinem's speech and the City of St. Petersburg's red light cameras.
Board of Directors
Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
January 2009 – September 2011 (2 years 9 months)
Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
March 2006 – September 2011 (5 years 7 months)
Grant writing, project management and communications strategy development and implementation; media relations; public speaking and training; copywriting; editing and graphic design; multimedia presentation design
Daphne Street's Organizations
Pinellas County Homeless Leadership BoardFreelance grant writer; former member of Board of Directors
I am a former member of the Board of Directors for the Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless and Chair of its Communications Committee. Later, the Pinellas County Coalition for the Homeless merged with the Homeless Leadership Council to form the Pinellas Homeless Leadership Board (HLB), as it is known today. I serve as a freelance grant writer for the HLB, commissioned regularly to complete renewal and new competative grant proposals.
Daphne Street's Projects
Book Publishing & Multimedia Publication Strategy DevelopmentTeam Members: Daphne Street
Offering boutique publishing services to select clients, which includes: co-authorship, ghost writing, editing, graphic design/illustration liasion, full publishing services to include eBooks and hard copy/book store ready, marketing and sales planning and implementation, robust multimedia publishing strategy development.
Currently there are 5 publications under development. I can schedule a limited number of future book publishing projects. Please contact me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daphne Street's Publications
Authors: Daphne Street
- Multiple Publishers
Daphne Street's Blog includes many sample writings, including links to many published works. Topics cover everything from politics to local events, the fine and performing arts, business, communications, psychology, sociology, technology and game theory, new media and even some fiction and creative nonfiction...
Daphne Street's Skills & Expertise
- Freelance Writing
- Strategic Communications
- Sales Management
- Editorial Project Management
- Marketing Strategy
- Media Relations
- Social Media Marketing
- SEO copywriting
- Social Marketing
- Public Speaking
- Desktop Publishing
- Presentation Development
- Grant Writing
- Social Networking
- Press Releases
- Integrated Marketing
- Copy Editing
- Web Content
- Creative Writing
- Content Development
- Speech Writing
- Content Management
- Feature Articles
- Social Media
- News Writing
Daphne Street's Education
Daphne Street's Additional Information
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- career opportunities
- consulting offers
- new ventures
- job inquiries
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- business deals
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