"You must be the change you want to see in the world." - Gandhi

I chose to work with cause-focused organizations because I want to support people who are improving lives. Whether you're a nonprofit, social justice organization, social enterprise, or another type of company that believes a profit can serve a greater purpose, you’re my people.

And so are the folks below. We are in the businesses of doing things differently. We are change makers. We are active and engaged. Won’t you join us?

 
 
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Habitat for Humanity Chicago

They’re committed to seeing Chicago thrive. By partnering with committed residents and trusted organizations, they help families and communities achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through housing, beautification, and development projects.

Project: I re-wrote the majority of their website for a relaunch in the fall of 2017, which included approximately 30 pages of content. I also provided feedback and suggestions on some of the page names and layouts.

 
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Atlanta Dream Center

Founded in 2003 by Pastor Paul Palmer and his family, ADC exists for one reason: To reach the lost, rescue those in need and restore the brokenhearted. They do this through three major ministries, iAm (homeless individuals), Out of Darkness (women who have been trafficked or prostituted) and Metro Kidz (at-risk children).

Project: Seeds of Hope annual benefit dinner. I wrote the communications and collateral pieces, created a marketing plan, provided art direction, solicited sponsorships, formulated an event strategy, assisted in logistics, and wrote the post-event press release.

 
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Dwell exists to employ refugees in the community of Clarkston, Georgia. And through the service of cleaning, they employ people who have come to their community from all over the world, looking to rebuild a better life for themselves and their families.

Project: I wrote their price increase email for 2018, which notified all residential and commercial customers that rates would increase to further ensure a livable wage for employees. Additionally, Dwell won my holiday Communications Strategy Session giveaway, so I performed a review of all their marketing and communications, provided feedback, and offered suggestions moving forward.

 
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Be the Bridge

This budding organization utilizes resources and conversations to further racial reconciliation. They believe that the Church must become a bigger answer to this issue, and are equipping people to host racially diverse small groups that create open lines of communication.

Project: I wrote their #GivingTuesday email and social media campaign, and have consulted on their communications strategy. I also managed their social media during their official launch event.

 
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Dr. Bombay’s / The Learning Tea

One of my favorite spots in Atlanta, this darling little tea shop in the Candler Park neighborhood funds “life scholarships” for girls in India. With these funds, girls can go to college, have a safe place to live, and have all their basic needs provided for. (And her chai is my absolute favorite!)

Project: I have consulted on their marketing and communications strategy, and also traveled to India to meet the girls in the program.

 
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Orange

Orange is a division of The reThink Group, a nonprofit organization providing resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation. They have amazing curriculum from birth through adult years, and a fantastic series of events for church leaders, volunteers, students and kids.

Project: I served as the Event Marketing Director here for almost six years, so I pop in for odds and ends when they need outside help.

 
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Restoration Dallas Chiropractic

They break down health and fitness concepts that have been publicized to seem more complex than they really are. Their goal is to provide you with simple, common-sense tips to preventing disease and live a fuller, healthier lifestyle.

Project: I consult on their marketing and communications efforts.

 
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TrueNorth Freedom Project

TrueNorth helps individuals, families and ministries navigate our sex-saturated culture through resources and conversations. By learning how to talk about sexual issues with grace and compassion, relationships will be strengthened, kids will be better prepared for the challenges, and the Church will become more effective in leading many to true freedom in Christ.

Project: I wrote their 2016 year-end giving campaign, which included emails, social media and a printed letter. I also wrote copy for a 60-second video and printed piece. And I have consulted on general marketing and communications needs.

 Mark Northcutt, Atlanta Dream Center

“‘Exceed expectations’ is an overused expression with few who can document occasions when they actually did exceed expectations. Kristi Porter is one who can point to the work she did with the Atlanta Dream Center and accurately state that she exceeded all of our expectations. You will be well pleased with the results achieved by bringing Kristi onto your team.”

- Mark Northcutt, Atlanta Dream Center


"Kristi is able to take your vision of communication and bring it to life. Her help on marking our guide saved me incredible time. She took initiative and helped bring clarity to our vision. As a nonprofit leader, I'm in the trenches and it's hard to be everything I need to be. Signify helped relieve this tension with expert help in marketing and communications."

- Tasha Morrison, Be The Bridge

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“I highly recommend Kristi Porter. When I was relaunching our website, Habitat.org, I needed to redevelop most of the key content on our highest trafficked web pages. Kristi was the perfect copywriter for the job who worked with me to find the right tone to make our most valuable pages come alive and help our web users find the information they were looking for. Once the project began, Kristi immediately dug into our brand guide to understand the organization’s voice and tone. She then met with me to better understand my goals for the redeveloped content. Kristi also delivered the content in a timely manner. I was very pleased with her work, and I plan to hire her again when the opportunity arises.”

- Duane Bates, Social Media and Content Marketing Strategist

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“Kristi has a wonderful way with words and people. She is perceptive, intuitive, punctual, professional, and on top of all that, she’s really smart. She was able to dive into our subject matter quickly, offered an incredible amount of advice, and delivered even more than we expected. We will certainly work with her in the future.”

- Anne Kerr, TrueNorth Freedom Project


“We’ve worked directly with Kristi for some time, and are always pleased with her resourcefulness, knowledge and expertise in helping us gain momentum and market share for our business. She’s super easy to work with, and is accessible and competitive in pricing for what she offers. We love her, and are super thankful for what she’s added to our business.”

- Mark Miller, Restoration Dallas Chiropractic

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“Kristi has been a reliable freelance writer for our publications, including Connect Faith, over the past few years. She is well-connected in the industry, and takes care to hit deadlines and put together stories with strong sources. I'd recommend her for other writing projects.”

- Kelsey Olgetree, Connect Magazines

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"Kristi Porter is an endless source of knowledge. She has helped Dr. Bombay’s and The Learning Tea with strategy and branding. She has also helped us clean up our website and given us tons of great ideas on how to find donors and partners for our project. This is a woman who is constantly in the know about everything from strategy and development to the business trends on social media. She will always go the extra mile. Aside from her ingenious ideas, she is a great human being and a pleasure to work with. And if you weren’t already hiring her, you would want to be her friend."

- Katrell Christie, Dr. Bombay's and The Learning Tea

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"Most small organizations think they need specialists to focus on social media, email marketing, Facebook advertising, website design, etc., but this approach is expensive and typically doesn't produce the desired results. Why? Marketing requires a system where the parts work together to accomplish the real goal of more customers or donors. With Kristi and Signify, my team and I got access to a smart, experienced generalist capable of wearing many hats and solving multiple problems. Kristi is the marketing equivalent of a swiss army knife. I've hired her multiple times, and I know I'll do so again."

- Kevin Jennings, Junction 32

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"I've worked with Kristi Porter, the founder of Signify, for over six years. Kristi is one of the best writers and marketers I've known. She has an amazing breadth of perspective and experience with non-profits, cause-focused organizations and corporate giants that weave into her practical skills of storytelling and marketing. She's adept at clearly identifying shifts and tweaks to websites, email campaigns, and marketing content that results in increased engagement and positive response. Following her methodologies has resulted in sell-out events, audience growth, and follower engagement. She's a trustworthy, capable and passionate marketing professional."

- Jennifer Wilder, Orange

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"I worked with Kristi on both launching and ongoing marketing strategies for my product, The Hope Deck. Her ability to think on a strategic, business-wide level, as well as day-to-day tactical actions I need to take in my business has been invaluable. I credit a large part of my successful Kickstarter launch and funding to Kristi and her coaching. Thank you Kristi!"

Jen Gordon, The Hope Deck

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"Kristi is so great to work with, and just a cool person to know! Plus, she is super talented. Hire her!"

- Naeem Fazal, Author


"What I love about Kristi is her ability to take something that feels really complicated and overwhelming and make it simple and straightforward. I have had the chance to work with her a few times, and each time I am impressed by her ability to really listen and come up with thoughtful and practical advice and solutions. She is professional, down to earth, organized, and stays in the know. She is a delight and worth every penny!"

- Deb Brazzel, Leading Connected

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 Aisha Adkins, Our Turn 2 Care

"I recently had the privilege of receiving a consult from Kristi, and was blown away by her insight and knowledge. I immediately applied her suggestions and saw immediate results. She offered me compassionate, constructive, judgment-free feedback, and I highly recommend her services to any champions of good!"

- Aisha Adkins, Our Turn 2 Care