Daphne Street

Daphne Street

Writer and Communications Strategist

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Writing and Editing

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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

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Daphne Street's Summary

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.

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

Freelance Writer

Street media

January 2001Present (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.



December 2011Present (2 years 11 months) St. Petersburg, Florida

Cover politics and government in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County and the State of Florida

Communications Consultant

Street media

January 2002Present (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 2012January 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



June 2012November 2012 (6 months) St. Petersburg, Florida

Cover local stories about what's awesome in St. Pete with a stong focus on business and arts and culture.

Freelance Columnist


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

December 2011July 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.

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

January 2009September 2011 (2 years 9 months)

Grants Specialist

Operation PAR, Inc.

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

March 2006September 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 Board

    Freelance 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 Development

    Team 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: dts.streetmedia@gmail.com

Daphne Street's Publications

  • Many published and unpublished articles

    • Multiple Publishers
    Authors: Daphne Street

    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

  1. Freelance Writing
  2. Blogging
  3. Strategic Communications
  4. Ghostwriting
  5. Copywriting
  6. Sales Management
  7. Editorial Project Management
  8. Marketing Strategy
  9. Journalism
  10. Media Relations
  11. Social Media Marketing
  12. SEO copywriting
  13. Social Marketing
  14. Public Speaking
  15. Desktop Publishing
  16. Presentation Development
  17. Photojournalism
  18. Non-profits
  19. Fundraising
  20. Grant Writing
  21. Nonprofits
  22. Editorial
  23. Leadership
  24. Social Networking
  25. Press Releases
  26. Marketing
  27. Advertising
  28. SEO
  29. Facebook
  30. Grants
  31. Editing
  32. Storytelling
  33. Newspapers
  34. Integrated Marketing
  35. Publishing
  36. Newsletters
  37. Copy Editing
  38. Web Content
  39. Multimedia
  40. Creative Writing
  41. Content Development
  42. Publicity
  43. Publications
  44. Books
  45. Speech Writing
  46. Content Management
  47. Feature Articles
  48. Social Media
  49. Proofreading
  50. News Writing

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Daphne Street's Education

Eckerd College

Communications & Media Studies

St. Petersburg College

Mass Communications/Classical Voice Performance

University of South Florida

Mass Communications

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