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Mayes Wilson & Associates

Julie Whelan Capell


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Organizations seek Julie out for her expertise in fund development plans and program evaluation. Her work in these areas is grounded in logic model theory. She focuses on creating plans and assessments that are easy to use and yield practical information that can lead to program improvement and better client outcomes.

A nonprofit professional since 1984, Julie worked for the YMCA for 14 years and then for Girl Scouts for nearly five years.  At that point, she decided to form her own consulting business, Julie/INK, to offer grant writing, strategic planning and evaluation consulting to nonprofits.  In her time as a consultant she has provided services to a wide variety of nonprofits including youth-serving agencies, museums, arts organizations, drug and alcohol prevention coalitions, environmental groups, veterans, people with disabilities, homeless shelters and government transparency activists to name a few.

Julie has written hundreds of grant proposals to foundations and government agencies large and small. She has created the copy for countless websites, newsletters, annual reports, brochures and social media posts to help nonprofits tell their stories to the public. Julie asks the right questions and listens carefully to the answers in order to craft unique written products that will win both friends and funds for her clients.

She is also highly skilled at social media marketing including Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.  Julie can help clients grow their email marketing lists, create ongoing email marketing campaigns and connect with subscribers organically to ensure you will be top-of-mind when it counts.

Julie has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction (English as a Second Language) and a post-graduate certificate in Public Health. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the American Evaluation Association

“Donations are up . . . number of gifts is up . . . number of donors is up . . . All of these stats are so good for us and I think it’s all thanks to your coaching! I think the personal calls and increased communication were very helpful!”

Julie | Outside The Office

Julie is the co-host of the Seniortopia Show, a podcast where she helps people in their fifties prepare for retirement.

She loves dressing up in costumes for science fiction film openings, Renaissance Faires and basically, whenever she can get away with it.

Fluent in Spanish, Julie is currently living in Chile and traveling extensively while continuing to work as a digital nomad.

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