About 2017-05-18T16:22:36+00:00

Do Good. And better.

Build a stronger community with solid communications.

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40 Under 40, Hartford Business Journal

Hi. I’m Melissa Harris, a strategist and copywriter with over 10 years of experience building meaningful brands, engagement programs, and communications.

My work has always been in service of community. I truly care about the mission of my clients, and work hard to become an extension of their team.

  • My goal is to motivate support for organizations and social change.
  • My process strives to build shared understanding and momentum.
  • My writing aims to be clear, relevant, inspiring and purposeful.

I see the connections between our society’s issues and potential. I see the people who are involved, and who need to be. And I believe that producing something of value or creating meaningful change does not happen in a vacuum. People make it happen. 

So let’s make it happen.

I have developed strategies, plans and content for

Nonprofits
Foundations
Associations
Schools
Universities
Youth service bureaus
Community coalitions

addressing a range of issues

Early childhood development
K-12 education (public and private)
Youth empowerment and risk prevention
Workforce development
Socioeconomic and racial disparities
Community development and placemaking
Human rights
Domestic violence
Mental health and wellness
Autism
Social enterprise

in order to

Raise awareness of an issue
Share efforts and why they matter
Promote understanding and dialogue
Involve a range of community stakeholders
Be seen, heard and shared online
Build buy-in, engagement, and loyalty
Increase visitation, enrollment or participation
Make a compelling case to funders and donors
Earn their support
Share impact through data and storytelling
Support an authentic and consistent brand

advance their mission.