About who I am:
Daphne Taylor Street is a freelance writer, blogger grant writer, nonprofit 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 primary focus is on strengtheing her local community with information–reporting on government and politics in the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County and beyond. Daphne also reports on all that’s awesome about St. Petersburg with a strong focus on business news and arts and culture.
To further this goal, Daphne works hand in hand with small businesses, nonprofits and artists; armed with a background in communications, marketing and sales along with nonprofit development and public speaking; to help them amplify their branding and communications and increase overall business sustainability.
Daphne’s strategies have lead businesses to realize increased positive mainstream media coverage; amplified interactive social presence, significantly increasing marketing reach and customer service ratings; procurement of grants, loans and contracts to cultivate and sustain business development; increased partnership and collaborative opportunities leading to increased sustainability and resource-sharing; and, increased sales and lead generation.
A native to the Tampa Bay area, Daphne was raised with the belief that you have a responsibility to give back to your community however you can. Through volunteerism, advocacy and celebrating all of the great people and resources that make Tampa Bay the incredible community that it is, Daphne accepts this responsibility fully.
- Freelance Writing: articles, blogging, grants, proposals, business writing, press releases, business plans, strategic plans, communications plans, marketing plans, white papers, copywriting, research, editing
- Communications Consulting: strategy, implementation, collaborations/community partnerships, media relations, new media/social networking, crisis management
- Training/Public Speaking: media literacy, freelance writing, grants/nonprofit development, communications/marketing, community development, personal branding, internet safety, social marketing
- Design: photo journalism & graphic design: logos, multi-media presentations/PowerPoint, posters, brochures, web design
Please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dare to be great! –Daphne