A former magazine editor, Jennifer Davis Dodd is storyteller and connector who has found her passion and purpose in the nonprofit sector.
Jen has trained small groups and PR conference attendees on the topics of social media and media pitching for nonprofits.
She created the first-ever social media manual for Salvation Army use and spent several years touring Texas and the Southeastern U.S., training Salvation Army staff and leaders to maximize their outreach and engagement on various channels.
She was also appointed to serve as the national Public Information Officer during The Salvation Army’s disaster response efforts following a series of deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma in May of 2013.
Over the last few years, as the Director of Education and Communications at the Nonprofit Leadership Center, Jen has had the chance to connect thousands of nonprofit communicators with expert trainers, new skills and inspiration, and each other! She’s grown NLC in-person class offerings from 50 per year to more than 90 per year and produced a sold-out Leadership Conference for the last 4 years.
Jen spent much of her life in Virginia and is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. She has also made her home with her husband, Brack, in Dallas, TX, and now St. Pete, FL. Now that she lives in a beach town, Jen doubts you’ll ever be able to pry her toes from the sand!