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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.

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education

B.A. Sociology, Smith College

Grant Writing, UT Non-Credit Program

Fund Development Certificate, Alliance for Better Nonprofits

professional development

Alliance for Better Nonprofits | Ongoing

Advanced Grant Writing

Fundraising Cohort

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

Program Evaluation

Graphic Design for the Non-Designer

How to Create an Actionable Marketing Plan 

experience

Grants Administrator, Rx Foundation

Development Coordinator, Muse Knoxville

Development Intern, Remote Area Medical

affiliations

Grantmakers in Health, Member

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member

Alliance for Better Nonprofits, Member

Introduction Knoxville, Alum

volunteering

Community Impact Committee Member, Choice Health Network

Grant Consultant, Knoxville KnowHow

Grant Writer, Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Member, Vero Beach Art Club

skills

Salesforce, NEON CRM

Constant Contact, Mailchimp

Hootsuite

Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn

Adobe Illustrator

Wix, BigCartel, Squarespace