Hi, new friend! I’m Jen, and I support nonprofits and purpose-driven humans to develop or strengthen cause-based communications, marketing, and community-building efforts through thought partnership, coaching, and advisory services.
While I’ve paused my consulting services for the foreseeable future, I still offer a limited number of 1:1 strategy sessions as well as a growing suite of do-it-yourself training materials and planning guides, and recently launched Content Hero to help nonprofits access an ample reserve and steady pipeline of mission-aligned content to share on social media.
Born and raised in Honolulu, my formal education includes graduate degrees from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, as well as an undergraduate degree in English from Colorado College. A life-long learner, I also hold numerous professional credentials ranging from digital marketing and nonprofit board governance, to volunteer administration.
Just a few months after we were married in 2021, my husband José A. Fajardo was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). We live in Honolulu, Hawai‘i where José continues to work as the President and General Manager of Hawai‘i Public Radio despite relying on me and a tremendously caring support squad for most of his day-to-day needs. Navigating the new and unexpected role of caregiver has deepened my understanding and appreciation for the necessity of applying equity and inclusion lenses to my community work, and strengthened my commitment to support purpose-driven changemakers in fulfilling their dreams to change the world for the better.
A sampling of organizations I’ve collaborated with, or provided training to, include:
- Division of Forestry & Wildlife, DLNR, State of Hawai‘i
- Donkey Mill Art Center
- Friends of Hawaii’s Urban Forest / Smart Trees Pacific
- Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
- Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation
- Hawaiʻi Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations
- Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance Foundation
- Hawaiʻi Environmental Funders Group
- Honolulu Zoo Society
- HUGS – Help, Understanding & Group Support
- KEY Project
- Kuaʻāina Ulu ‘Auamo
- Mālama Learning Center
- Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea
- Nā Lei Aloha Foundation
- National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
- Reef Resilience Network (led by The Nature Conservancy)
- Reissa Foundation
- Responsive Caregivers of Hawai‘i
- The Keith and Judy Swayne Family Foundation
- Weinberg Fellows Program
Want to get to know me better? Visit my website or my profile on LinkedIn.
Phone: (808) 271-1721
Address: P.O. Box 240198
City, State, Zip: Honolulu HI 96824-0198
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