Director of Strategy + Communications
Eliza joined the Stott Group with nearly 15 years of experience serving national and local non-profits. Eliza specializes in developing mission based messaging, distilling and articulating organizational strategy, and goal setting to maximize fund development efforts and supporting clients in the development and execution of strategic initiatives that raise revenue and drive mission impact.
Eliza draws from a breadth of experience in event planning, project management, and strategic fundraising from positions at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Food & Friends, a Washington DC area nonprofit; and Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in the US. Most recently, at Share Our Strength, Eliza provided strategic direction and developed operational systems to solicit and steward impact-driven, six-figure gifts from corporations, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals.
Eliza graduated with a BA from Brown University, and received her MPhil in Modern European History from Cambridge University. She is a native of Washington, DC, and London, England, but now resides in Minneapolis with her husband, two cats, and a rotating crew of foster kittens.
Why I Do This Work
I am drawn to the role of storytelling in fostering connections and moving people to action. I believe storytelling and narrative building are foundational components of a nonprofit’s vision and strategy as well as fundraising strength. As a strategy and communications expert, I am fortunate to be able to play a small role in bringing to life the missions of some amazing nonprofits.