Yes, I’m retired! (But you can still reach out…)

Seven months at the awesome Seattle CityClub gave me the opportunity to institute some long-needed philosophical shifts from a membership-style club to a mission-driven nonprofit organization. I’m grateful for that chance and will always wish CityClub well as it develops its potential for growth and impact.

Now, Mike and I are both retired! I continue to do some Moore Ink. work a day or two a week. So, if you need assistance, please do reach out. If I can’t help you, I’ll know someone who can!

Onward!

Announcing an exciting change

Effective March 2019, I will be the Executive Director of Seattle CityClub. Founded in 1981, Seattle CityClub informs and inspires people to engage in the most important civic and political issues facing our city, state and nation. CityClub sponsors political candidate debates; public lectures and dialogues on issues like homelessness, education and transportation; trainings to teach people to become inquisitive and engaged civic citizens; and more.

To all my clients, colleagues and friends who have supported me over the past two decades with the company I founded, Moore Ink. PR & Fundraising Communication, THANK YOU. It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to help so many of you tell your organization’s story and raise more money to advance your mission. You have welcomed me as one of your own, inspired me to donate and support you, and given me extraordinary opportunities to learn and grow. Thanks to all of you, I have been privileged to enjoy fulfilling and challenging work while feeling like I’ve made a difference in people’s lives. Our relationship will not end with this transition as I look forward to continuing to learn from and support you and to introducing you to Seattle CityClub!

With my most sincere gratitude, Teresa Moore

A Sound foundation for better lives

With our graphic design partner, the talented David Owen Hastings, we’ve developed a major donor leave-behind for Sound (formerly Sound Mental Health). These incredibly useful print pieces enable organizations to put their case (their vision in print) before donors in permanent pages within the brochure, while using the front pocket for a proposal focused on the donor’s key interests and the back pocket for additional, changeable inserts presented in a matching Word template. Email and PowerPoints are easy and inexpensive, but for donors you’re cultivating for major investments, these hard-copy pieces make a powerful impact.

CASE conference teaches ‘Writing for Dollar$’

Moore Ink. Founder and President Teresa Moore presented Writing for Dollar$ this month at the CASE Conference (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education). Many thanks to the more than 50 university fundraisers and communications professionals from across the Pacific Northwest who were an engaged and inspiring audience, adding much of their own expertise and advice during the session. As requested by some participants, we’re also happy to share another presentation on writing major gift proposals, Writing for (BIG!) Dollars. There’s some duplication at the beginning and end with proposal-writing tips in the middle.

Thank you, university fundraising professionals, for making a difference for students, in research and for communities around the globe!