Liz Murtaugh Gillespie is an accomplished writer and communications whiz who helps nonprofits raise more money through storytelling. At Moore Ink., Liz strategizes, writes and edits annual reports, newsletters (print and online), case statements, blog posts, messaging platforms and more for organizations including AFP Advancement Northwest, Skills Inc., the Greater Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, UW Bothell and UW Husky Athletics. Some samples of Liz’s writing:
- THEN & NOW: Our first half century of leading with abilities (Skills Inc. brochure)
- What feeds your leadership drive? (AFP Advancement NW e-news)
- Recapturing the joy of music (Article for National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter newsletter)
- Making steady strides: Childhaven supports a determined mom’s efforts to reunite her family (Childhaven newsletter article)
- Once torn apart, five siblings reunite – thanks to CASA (Blog post for National CASA)
- In Full Swing & A Grateful Receiver Gives Back (Articles for UW Husky Athletics’ donor and alumni magazine)
Before Moore Ink., Liz founded Writerly Liz Consulting, where she has written for companies and causes including Arts Corps, The Ostara Group and Brooks Running Company. Liz spent the first 15 years of her writing career as a journalist, half of them at The Associated Press, covering business, politics, the environment and breaking news. As Interim Communications Manager for the Children’s Alliance during the 2010 state legislative session, she helped protect vital funding for early learning, children’s health care, child nutrition and efforts to advance racial equity in Washington’s foster care system.
Liz earned her undergraduate degree in English and French Literatures from Stanford University and holds a certificate in Marketing Strategy from Cornell University. Liz spends much of her downtime gallivanting around Seattle’s parks and playgrounds with her husband, Sean, and their children, Sylvia and Tyler. Her other leisure time favorites: cooking, swimming, running, hiking, playing piano, and snuggling with her pug, Pepper.