Megan Cook understands the importance of storytelling. With a BA in Sociology and a passion for people, she uses her storytelling skills to help East Tennessee nonprofits share their missions, services, and impact through a variety of mediums.
Megan developed and honed her storytelling skills through her internship with Remote Area Medical and full-time job with Muse Knoxville. She has expertise in writing, editing, and visual storytelling; and is proficient in email marketing, social media, and select customer relationship management softwares.
Today, Megan helps various nonprofits craft and share their stories through creative consulting services like grant writing, graphic design, social media management, email marketing, external and internal communications, and more. She has served a variety of organizations working for equity in health, education, and the arts; and has successfully written state and local government, private foundation, and corporate sponsorship grants for several nonprofits.
Currently, Megan offers freelance services on a limited basis. She also works as the Grants Administrator for Rx Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation that supports health equity and advocacy work.
When she's not behind her computer, Megan is continuing her education, reading nonfiction books, listening to podcasts, and making art. She is currently on the Community Impact Committee for Choice Health Network. She's got a heart for people, and a well crafted story (visual or written) brings a tear to her eyes.
B.A. Sociology, Smith College
Grant Writing, UT Non-Credit Program
Fund Development Certificate, Alliance for Better Nonprofits
Alliance for Better Nonprofits | Ongoing
Advanced Grant Writing
Grant Budgets & Ethics
How to Create a Mission-Focused Annual Fundraising Strategy
Only Start One New Event: The Ask Event
How to Prepare a Successful Annual Appeal Letter
Launching a Major Gifts Program
Graphic Design for the Non-Designer
How to Create an Actionable Marketing Plan
Grants Administrator, Rx Foundation
Development Coordinator, Muse Knoxville
Development Intern, Remote Area Medical
Grantmakers in Health, Member
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member
Alliance for Better Nonprofits, Member
Introduction Knoxville, Alum
Community Impact Committee Member, Choice Health Network
Grant Consultant, Knoxville KnowHow
Grant Writer, Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
Member, Vero Beach Art Club
Salesforce, NEON CRM
Constant Contact, Mailchimp
Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
Wix, BigCartel, Squarespace