Tim has a dual background in marketing and policy development. His passion is helping nonprofits align all of the necessary communication tools and strategies to be effective at accomplishing their goals. These tools range from branding and communication strategy to print campaigns, web development, web applications, copywriting, legislation, policy and program development. Tim has helped organizations like the Willow Creek Association, Awana Clubs International, TASC, DuPage PADS, Bright Hope International and nonprofits of various shapes and sizes in the Chicagoland area. Most recently, Tim helped the Illinois Division of Mental Health receive a $4 million federal grant for services for at-risk youth.
Tim has also worked at the intersection of social service, drug treatment and criminal justice policy in Illinois for 17 years. As Special Counsel for Policy for a statewide nonprofit, he was responsible for research, analysis and policy support for a number of agency activities, primarily legislative analysis, and policy and program design in the areas of criminal justice and diversion / alternatives to incarceration. He also co-authored a number of papers on treatment, diversion and disproportionate minority confinement.
Tim prioritizes helping organizations that do redemptive work – organizations that attempt to bring healing to brokenness, and restoration of hope. He's certified in the StoryBrand marketing framework. He's also a lawyer, but don't worry...he's one of the good guys.