Kristin Fogdall

Senior Writer & Consultant

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The joy I find in working with my clients has to do with listening and learning. If you listen hard enough, the distinctive themes emerge, and you discover something exceptional about every client, every campaign. There's nothing rote about this work we do together.

As an advancement professional working in both higher education and secondary schools, Kristin gained broad experience encompassing alumni relations, annual funds, campaign communications, and strategic planning.

In 2008, she established an independent consulting practice. She provides communications counsel, campaign creative, annual fund strategies, branding, and writing for a diverse range of institutions.

Prior to founding her practice, Kristin served for 13 years as the director of advancement communications for Phillips Exeter Academy where she led a comprehensive communications strategy for The Exeter Initiatives—at that time the largest secondary school campaign on record at $352 million. Her career includes advancement service at Amherst College as well as Mount Holyoke College, where she is a proud alumna.

Kristin pursues a parallel career as a poet and essayist, with her work appearing in some of the nation’s top media, including Slate.com,The New Republic, and Poetry. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Boston University.

And when she's not working...

Kristin grew up as a passionate Seattle native and is still sometimes surprised to find herself living on the east coast. She resides with her family in northern Vermont, where they all enjoy the pastoral views, the incredible food-and-craft-beer scene, and (not-so-much) the long winters. In addition to the aforementioned writing career, Kristin pursues photography and loves listening to her songwriter husband play guitar.

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