Recommendation from Scott Kindred, President at SafeHouse Web

Recommendation from Scott Kindred, President at SafeHouse Web

“Michelle Barber has been an invaluable asset to SafeHouse Web since fall 2019. Michelle has consistently demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication in her roles, contributing significantly to the success of key projects and client relationships.

“Among the highlights of Michelle’s work has been her engagement in serving our client, a regional food bank in California, where her work has been nothing short of first-class. Her interviewing and writing skills have been instrumental in crafting compelling narratives and marketing materials for the food bank. Moreover, her proactive thinking and resourcefulness have led to the implementation of several impactful initiatives, including the recommendation of the Google Ad Grant, AmeriCorps VISTA, and the innovative Hunger Action Month spoon idea. These recommendations directly contributed to the advancement of our client’s fundraising goals and brand awareness objectives.

Additionally, Michelle has been managing the Google Ad Grant for a Seattle-area nonprofit since July 2023, further showcasing her expertise and commitment to driving results for nonprofit organizations. She has not only managed their Google Ads campaigns effectively but has also played a vital role in setting up foundational tools such as GA4 and Google Tag Manager. Under her guidance, the nonprofit’s Google Ad Grant has generated an impressive $12,800+ in revenue since early September 2023, highlighting Michelle’s strategic acumen and ability to optimize campaigns for tangible impact.

“Beyond her technical skills, Michelle has been attuned to our core value of fostering positive client relationships and has done exemplary work in communicating with them positively and proactively. Her professionalism and dedication to delivering high-quality work make her a true asset to any team or project.”

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Recommendation from Scott Kindred, President at SafeHouse Web

Recommendation from Rebecca Levy, Director of External Affairs at Palo Alto University

Recommendation from Rebecca Levy, Director of External Affairs at Palo Alto University

“Michelle has worked as a contractor for Palo Alto University’s External Affairs Department for four-plus years. She has been instrumental in managing the University’s multiple social media accounts and producing our monthly e-newsletter. She also has responsibility for writing stories and developing digital content. I couldn’t have asked for a more professional, conscientious and reliable partner! A strategist as well as a tactician, Michelle regularly contributes creative and insightful ideas, keeping our audiences in mind, while supporting our goals and making us shine. She is also incredibly organized, detail-oriented, and responsive on short notice. It is a privilege to have Michelle’s expertise in our corner! I would hire her again and highly recommend her!”

Rebecca Levy

Director of External Affairs

Palo Alto University

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Recommendation from Rebecca Levy, Director of External Affairs at Palo Alto University

Recommendation from Shireen Karimi, Director of Digital Communications at Green America

Recommendation from Shireen Karimi, Director of Digital Communications at Green America

“Michelle was great! We went through in detail my ad, and she gave me clear answers about what was wrong and right. I have a set of very clear next steps to try. Excellent! I’m excited to see the results.”

Shireen Karimi

Director of Digital Communications

Green America

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Recommendation from Shireen Karimi, Director of Digital Communications at Green America

Recommendation from Amy Ludwig, Executive Director at MOSTe

Recommendation from Amy Ludwig, Executive Director at MOSTe

“Michelle is wonderful! She had reviewed the draft material I sent prior to our call, so we were able to jump right in and fine-tune the copy. Her comments were knowledgable, generous, clear, and encouraging. She suggested a number of improvements which I am delighted to make. I feel so much more confident about our Giving Tuesday campaign now! This was a perfect use of Catchafire – well worth the time and prep.”

Amy Ludwig

Executive Director

MOSTe: Motivating Our Students Through Experience

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Recommendation from Amy Ludwig, Executive Director at MOSTe

Recommendation from Matthew Purdy, Director of Career Services at Murray State University

Recommendation from Matthew Purdy, Director of Career Services at Murray State University

“I had the pleasure of working with Michelle at the beginning of my career at Murray State. Michelle welcomed me with open arms and had me hit the ground running with her office, hosting a meetup night for me to be able to meet and interact with several of our students. She was very easy to collaborate with on a multitude of initiatives, which made for a stronger university overall.

“On a personal note, Michelle was very easy to work with, outgoing, and realistically strategic. The level of student support from her office was both encouraging and inspiring to me as I started the process of (re)building my own operation on campus.”

Matthew Purdy

Director of Career Services

Murray State University

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Recommendation from Abby Hensley, Director of Development – Hutson School of Agriculture and Student Affairs at Murray State University

Recommendation from Abby Hensley, Director of Development – Hutson School of Agriculture and Student Affairs at Murray State University

“For six quick months, I had the honor of working along side Michelle to build the LGBT Programming Office prospect base. Michelle provided three different perspectives to the interim roll – past president of Alliance student group, Murray State University alumnae, and as a marketing professional. Together, we were able to establish a mailing list of nearly 500 names of individuals or organizations who have shown interest in or have supported the LGBT Programming Office at Murray State. The opportunity for growth became more real with Michelle’s help and understanding of how the world of Development and Student Affairs can work in harmony to reach success.”

Abby Hensley

Director of Development – Hutson School of Agriculture and Student Affairs

Murray State University

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