Do you have a story to tell? Are you finding it difficult to engage your audience? We understand how to elevate your brand + expand your impact.

With over 30 years of combined experience in strategy, communications and photojournalism, Stefani + Joshua Drake saw the need to empower nonprofits, NGOs, businesses + humanitarians with the gift of storytelling.
 

In our digital world, people are inundated with information. How you tell your story matters and our team understands how to do that. With an approach that starts and ends with data, we carefully research and execute a communication strategy that breaks through the noise and gets you results.

 

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Portraits by Joshua Drake

 

Founder + Lead Strategist

Stefani is a strategy consultant + speaker with over a decade of experience working in the US government, international NGO space and with nonprofits. Currently on the UNDP's Roster of Communication Experts in Subsaharan Africa + recognized by HoneyBook and Rising Tide Society as 20 On The Rise for her advocacy work, Stefani is an analytical thinker and thoughtful storyteller who works with nonprofits, businesses + humanitarians to define who they are, elevate their influence and broaden their impact through strategic communications, branding + advocacy. Stefani lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, twin girls and rescue dogs. 

Lead Creative

Having studied photography for over 15 years and earning a degree in photojournalism, Josh has traveled the world documenting stories for international nonprofits and some of the world's largest corporations. Josh has mastered the technical understanding of his field, built relationships in the industrial realm and used his gift as a visual storyteller to build brands and launch businesses.  A father of twins and a lover of the outdoors, Josh lives in Charleston, South Carolina and calls the Midwest home.

  20 On The Rise   Our Founder, Stefani Drake, was named to HoneyBook + Rising Tide Society's 20 On The Rise for her advocacy work + mission to empower others through storytelling.

20 On The Rise

Our Founder, Stefani Drake, was named to HoneyBook + Rising Tide Society's 20 On The Rise for her advocacy work + mission to empower others through storytelling.

  Libris by Photoshelter   Joshua and Stefani Drake were interviewed by Libris on their top tips for telling an impactful, data-driven story with visuals.

Libris by Photoshelter

Joshua and Stefani Drake were interviewed by Libris on their top tips for telling an impactful, data-driven story with visuals.

  InterAction   Our Founder, Stefani Zimmerman Drake, guest blogged for InterAction on the importance of innovative reporting.

InterAction

Our Founder, Stefani Zimmerman Drake, guest blogged for InterAction on the importance of innovative reporting.

 
  Hatch Tribe   Collaboration is something we believe in. Stefani Zimmerman Drake guest blogs for Hatch Tribe on five benefits of working with others.

Hatch Tribe

Collaboration is something we believe in. Stefani Zimmerman Drake guest blogs for Hatch Tribe on five benefits of working with others.

  Lab Notes   Stefani Zimmerman Drake wrote a guest blog for Nonprofit Learning Lab's blog, Lab Notes, on the connection between data and storytelling.

Lab Notes

Stefani Zimmerman Drake wrote a guest blog for Nonprofit Learning Lab's blog, Lab Notes, on the connection between data and storytelling.

  12 Minute RV Convos   At a recent advocacy day in Washington, Stefani Zimmerman Drake was interviewed for 12 Minute RV Convos about her work to create change at an international level.

12 Minute RV Convos

At a recent advocacy day in Washington, Stefani Zimmerman Drake was interviewed for 12 Minute RV Convos about her work to create change at an international level.

  41 Successful Entrepreneurs You Ought to Know   Recently, Hatch Tribe named our Founder, Stefani Zimmerman Drake, one of 41 female entrepreneurs to watch.

41 Successful Entrepreneurs You Ought to Know

Recently, Hatch Tribe named our Founder, Stefani Zimmerman Drake, one of 41 female entrepreneurs to watch.

  Reflections from Forum 2018   InterAction recently published a post from our team regarding our takeaways from Forum 2018.

Reflections from Forum 2018

InterAction recently published a post from our team regarding our takeaways from Forum 2018.

  Hatch Tribe Member's Circle   Our Founder was recently interviewed by Hatch Tribe on her journey to entrepreneurship and why she does what she does. Read more about our mission here.

Hatch Tribe Member's Circle

Our Founder was recently interviewed by Hatch Tribe on her journey to entrepreneurship and why she does what she does. Read more about our mission here.

  The Art of Doing   Hilary Johnson interviewed Stefani Drake on her podcast that empowers female entrepreneurs. Their conversation touched on the work Drake Strategies is doing around the world and focused on how you can make a difference right where you are by being kind.

The Art of Doing

Hilary Johnson interviewed Stefani Drake on her podcast that empowers female entrepreneurs. Their conversation touched on the work Drake Strategies is doing around the world and focused on how you can make a difference right where you are by being kind.

  12 Minute Convos with Engel Jones   Learn more about how Drake Strategies came to be and our inspiration behind the work that we do for our clients.

12 Minute Convos with Engel Jones

Learn more about how Drake Strategies came to be and our inspiration behind the work that we do for our clients.

  Honeybook   As one of Honeybook’s #20OnTheRise, Drake Strategies was recognized for a small business idea that worked and met a need for people looking to reach policymakers and more.

Honeybook

As one of Honeybook’s #20OnTheRise, Drake Strategies was recognized for a small business idea that worked and met a need for people looking to reach policymakers and more.