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We are the chicken and the egg.

We know that fundraising for a cause and communicating the cause work together, hand in glove. So we partner to combine more than two decades of experience in communications and development to help nonprofits tell their stories powerfully and persuasively, and to generate the support they need to continue their work.

Stephanie Arcella

Co-founder Stephanie is a licensed social worker and a seasoned fundraiser – a unique professional combo.  She brings understanding and knowledge of your work and expertise in building and strengthening funding bases.  She has extensive experience working closely with Board members, Executive Directors, Directors of Development, and major donors.  Stephanie brings expertise in relationship management, strategic and fundraising plan development and implementation, donor cultivation, grants management, and events management to your fundraising team.

She has ten + years experience in successful fundraising.  For Stephanie’s resume, click here.

Bix Gabriel

Co-founder Bix started her career as a copywriter in advertising, but found that selling toothpaste didn’t quite measure up to the thrill of telling stories about transforming people’s lives.

Bix has two Masters degrees (Communications and Media Studies) and more than a decade of experience helping nonprofits large and small, local and international, communicate their causes and create lasting impact.  She has extensive experience in brand development, communications and marketing strategy development, social media/web tools and strategy, public speaking, staff and board training, and press relations.  For Bix’s resume, click here

We also work with a trusty team of experts to get the job done:

  • Copywriters and editors, designers, web-developers, and PR pros for communications;
  • Grant writers, event planners and major gift experts for development.

TakeTwo Team Members

Gorilla Web Studio

Gorilla Web Studio’s team specializes in creating smart, slick websites (like this one!) for nonprofits and small businesses. But that’s not all. Gorilla Web Studio also works on the behind-the-scenes details so people can find your website (Search Engine Optimization) and you can reach people where they are (through E-mail Marketing and Social Media Customization). Best of all, Gorilla Web Studio makes it easy. Simply put, they give you exactly the tools you need to accomplish your objectives on the world wide web.

Kicker Media

Helping nonprofits make show time with compelling videos is Kicker Media. From PSAs to longer organizational videos, the team of Ancil McKain and Claire Ince combine the visual power of video with strong storytelling to reach and move people. While creating compelling videos for nonprofits is their primary occupation, their most recent production resulted in daughter number two, Willa, accompaniment to her sister Aadi.

Kate Stober

Kate has worked in cultural arts administration for almost a decade. She’s helped at nonprofits focusing on arts and culture, including museums and libraries on both coasts share their missions through public relations campaigns, social media feeds, and marketing collateral. Follow her at @kestober, where she tweets about her favorite exhibitions, the future of museums, and… delicious food.  Check out her resume here.

KVDesign

Owner and founder of KVDesign, Kerstin Vogdes Diehn specializes in working with nonprofit organizations. Her focus: clean, modern and brand-specific design for print, large-format graphics (like exhibits), and web. One of her specialties is designing with type – a great asset for any design involving the written word. Her other specialties include: training her two-year old son Nate to be a fine typographer and irreverently blogging about the “freebies” on offer in the streets of Brooklyn.

Sarah Fass Hiatt

Sarah adds some serious brains to the TakeTwo team.   With ten plus years of experience working for think tanks and nonprofits and a great mind for strategy, policy, and the written word, Sarah assists TakeTwo clients with research, grant writing and reporting, and strategic development. Check out her resume here.

Wolfe Consulting

Buddy Wolfe is the team’s fundraising Goliath, with over 30 years in fundraising experience. As owner and founder of Wolfe Consulting, he is a guru in Board development and Major Gift strategy and campaigns. He resides with his wife, and three beloved cats, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.