Beth Dotson Brown 

Nonprofit Work

I learned about nonprofit work in 1987 when I went to work in the Communications Department of Catholic Relief Services in New York City. While at CRS, my primary responsibility was to provide information about the agency’s work to the media. I created traditional press releases, press kits, brochures, newsletters and annual reports as well as feature articles that were published in diocesan newspapers 
and Catholic magazines.

I left CRS in 1990 to do volunteer work in Appalachia with the Christian Appalachian Project. After that, I began putting my communications skills to work freelance as a writer and editor. As a freelancer, I have helped a number of nonprofit organizations tell their stories, such as the Christian Appalachian Project, World Vision, Save the Children, the Catholic Diocese of Lexington and Forward in the Fifth.

Along with this work has come multiple opportunities to travel and deepen my understanding of poverty issues and what ties us all together as human beings. I have spent time in Togo, Ghana, Benin, India, China, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala , Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Austria, Slovenia, France, Italy, England and Ireland. 

Today, two of the nonprofits I work with regularly are the Christian Appalachian Project and The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families

If your nonprofit organization could use help telling your story, contact me.  

Check out the interactive study series that I wrote for World Vision, Heart of the Matter.

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