My DC-based business provides digital services for thought leaders, small businesses, and civic organizations. I also help them leverage new technology and their existing assets to scale growth and market reach.
I hold over 12 years of professional experience across sectors helping to develop digital footprints for artists, thought leaders, small businesses, non-profits, and advocacy campaigns. I am constantly seeking creative ways to bridge digital and inter-generational divides through tech innovation and cooperation.
My studies in International Relations - Comparative Culture & Politics at Michigan State University were followed by several jobs held across multiple sectors. I have served as a licensed financial advisor, award-winning global telecommunications project manager, international youth advocacy production coordinator, and as a digital lead at a not-for-profit association managing their association-wide job board, email marketing, website platforms, conference events app, and digital marketing campaigns.
I dove into entrepreneurship and formed my own business ProgressiveDC LLC in 2017 and employ my skills helping small businesses and entrepreneurs define their digital presence. - particularly of underrepresented and mission-aligned businesses and civic ventures.
In my time in business, I've learned that access to resources and safe spaces for deep thinking, applied learning by doing, and exploring shared passions with other like-minded free thinkers are critical to entrepreneurial - and therefore business - success.
I am unapologetic about making efforts to bring people together to take on ambitious goals and seek to grow adoption of cooperative business models, public interest technologies, and to further promote the causes of behavioral health and digital equity in my capacity as a business owner now within a larger context of this new cooperative venture, CrowdWorkDC LCA (dba CrowdWork.Coop).
Understanding co-ops through analogies – Draft
by Member on December 19, 2020
Living in a Group House The experience of a house or community can change very quickly when people move out or move in, especially when the house or community uses consent-based decision-making or cooperative governance processes. This makes sense, as the idea of a cooperative is that it is driven and owned by its members,
My Thoughts on America’s culture of volunteerism and its negative effects on building social and economic equity and parity
by Member on December 3, 2020
SPI 385: The Next BIG Thing for Marketers Is . . . Email? – Smart Passive Income
by Member on October 10, 2020
Sustain Episode 51: Working in Public: Nadia Eghbal and her new book about Making and Sustaining Open Source Software
by Member on September 20, 2020
Nadia Eghbal, author of the seminal work Roads and Bridges, came on to talk to us about her new book, Working in Public. Source: Sustain Episode 51: Working in Public: Nadia Eghbal and her new book about Making and Sustaining Open Source Software
by Member on September 3, 2020
Here’s a show for you… Episode 50: Gitcoin, Quadratic Funding, and how Crypto can sustain Open Source Sustain https://open.spotify.com/episode/2EZHPiK3qPJEw9y7WaPFYQ?si=AwXeURLWTOyYySEFSgkY9Q 20:00 – Quadratic Funding Optimal way of democratically funding public goods Matching Sponsor funding pools for campaigns based on X Matching funds based on number of contributors not amount of contributions Downtownstimulus.com
Don Goodman-Wilson “Open Source is Broken”
by Member on March 4, 2020
https://don.goodman-wilson.com/posts/open-source-is-broken/ “What does a people-centric collaborative software development model look like? I’d like to explore some basic properties that such a model ought to have, as a starting place for building new institutions to support productive, non-exploitative software development.”