Do you need help developing a marketing, fundraising, or community engagement strategy? Do you want guidance on branding an initiative, developing new partnerships or planning and implementing a successful event?  Polished31’s founder, Elizabeth Trotman has more than 15 years of experience working with small and large nonprofit organizations. Her experience and expertise includes: 

  • Identifying opportunities for new partnerships, engagement and investment.

  • Increasing brand recognition and awareness through the development of marketing and communication plans and related materials for internal and external audiences.

  • Developing objectives, strategies, and outcome-based annual plans that include year-round engagement, outreach and mobilization efforts.

  • Working with researchers to prepare annual research reports and related communication and marketing plans including events, media coverage and community distribution.

  • Collaborating with fundraising committees and internal partners to develop annual fundraising plans, goals and timelines to expand donor base and secure corporate and individual support.

  • Developing strategy for yearly program investment in alignment with organizational goals.

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with media, university partners, individual donors, corporate partners and community volunteers.

  • Working with marketing firms to develop creative materials including advertising, collateral materials, print, electronic and social media communication.

  • Planning and implementing small private and large public events, including televised events, award ceremonies, research report launch events and much more.

  • Developing meaningful events that promote the organization’s mission and increase brand awareness, community visibility, donor engagement and support.

  • Providing speechwriting support for executives, donors and community leaders.

  • Managing volunteer committees, developing volunteer projects and working with community partners and government partners to deliver citywide volunteer events.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Trotman at