From Nonprofit Leaders
Janice stepped in at a critical time and prepared us for the launch of the campaign - writing our case as well as the annual report and newsletter. She is a real pro and well-known throughout the city for both her support of nonprofits but also for her broad creative skills.
Patty Stonesifer, Martha's Table
Janice created a public relations program for us from the ground up. Her strong media relationships resulted in a coveted editorial in The Washington Post. Over the years, she helped promote seminal events: the restoration of the historic carousel, the reopening of the Puppet Co. and Adventure Theatre, and the 50th anniversary of the protests that led to the integration of the Park.
Katey Boerner, Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture
Janice did a terrific job helping us get the word out about our civil rights case victories and connecting us with media outlets where we work. She intuitively understood our mission and pursued her work with us as a labor of love. The results reflected her enthusiasm and skill - in one case alone we had 80 media hits.
John Relman, Relman, Dane & Colfax
Our beautiful Annual Report not only produced rave reviews about Iona, but also produced donations for Iona from people who already gave this year. Janice’s help in the conceptualization and writing of the piece was invaluable.
Meg Artley, Iona Senior Services
I am grateful to have connected with Janice in the midst of our advocacy mania this budget season. She helped us think strategically not only about messaging, but about effective messengers. Then she made the connections we needed and followed through until we had the desired results.
Patricia Mullahy Fugere, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Janice worked effectively with National Arboretum and Agricultural Research Service staff to shine an intense and positive spotlight on the Arboretum. Sharing good news is the goal of most public institutions; sharing good news which is so mission-focused was a critical bonus for us.
Colien Hefferan, U.S. National Arboretum Director
I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in the East of the River media series. Without the series, I would never have access to someone with Janice's expertise, professionalism and passion. She gave us invaluable insight into what journalists are looking for in their stories. The chance to pitch journalists from WAMU and The Washington Post was an incredible learning experience. My organization has been trying to get in touch with those outlets for a long time, but it took Janice's connections to make it happen!
Jackie Ross, Higher Achievement
Janice has a deep and abiding commitment to insure that stories of the most vulnerable among us are told. She went to bat for us and, thanks to her persistence, The Washington Post covered the plight of the rural poor we serve just outside the Beltway.
Claudia Raskin, Community Support Systems
From Authors and Artists
Janice gives new meaning to the words enthusiasm and imagination. She not only thinks outside the box, she obliterates the box. She is the only person I know who works from within the heart and soul of a project to envision unique and innovative approaches that are just right. She constantly surprises me, not only with her ideas, but in finding the right sources and people to implement them. She not only has the great gift of listening, she makes your thoughts part of her creative process.
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
Janice's creativity, extraordinary contacts, and enthusiasm collectively were instrumental in bringing my book to national attention. When Janice vouches for a book it means something. Based on years of experience, she has real street cred. Janice is the real deal – respectful of the work, well-positioned to make a real difference, and resourceful without ever sacrificing class or descending into the ranks of the tacky or overly-aggressive. A real pleasure to work with.
Ted Gup, A Secret Gift
Janice put us on the map! She's brilliant at framing the issue and getting it in front of people in the most interesting and compelling fashion.
Suzanne Opton, The Soldier Billboard Project