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

 

Partners

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 + certified in Google Analytics, Stefani is an analytical thinker and thoughtful storyteller who works with nonprofits + 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 dog. 

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.

Lead Designer

Kristine is a dynamic consultant with more than a dozen years in the development field as a fundraiser, branding expert, graphic designer and knowledge management specialist on multi-million dollar projects for UN Agencies, INGOs and nonprofits. She is talented in creating visual content that positively impacts an organization’s image and brand while driving visibility, profitability and performance. Kristine is an enthusiastic open water diver and avid vegetarian epicure who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina between adventures.

  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. 

  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. 

  Nonprofit Learning Lab   As an expert trainer for Nonprofit Learning Lab, Stefani Zimmerman Drake has hosted trainings on data + storytelling. 

Nonprofit Learning Lab

As an expert trainer for Nonprofit Learning Lab, Stefani Zimmerman Drake has hosted trainings on data + storytelling. 

 
  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. 

  Google Analytics eBook   Data can be confusing, that's why we are here to help. We created a free eBook to walk you through your analytics. 

Google Analytics eBook

Data can be confusing, that's why we are here to help. We created a free eBook to walk you through your analytics. 

  Storytelling Cheat Sheet   Not sure how to succinctly tell your story and inspire people to take action? No worries, we created a simple infographic to empower you.

Storytelling Cheat Sheet

Not sure how to succinctly tell your story and inspire people to take action? No worries, we created a simple infographic to empower you.

  Unite for Sight   Our Founder, Stefani Zimmerman Drake, recently presented at Unite for Sight's Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University. Her presentation centered on the connection between data + storytelling.

Unite for Sight

Our Founder, Stefani Zimmerman Drake, recently presented at Unite for Sight's Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University. Her presentation centered on the connection between data + storytelling.

  #NonprofitSTRONG Summit   The entire Drake Strategies team presented in Raleigh at YNPN Triangle's #NonprofitSTRONG Summit on Visual Branding for Impact and focused on data, design and imagery. 

#NonprofitSTRONG Summit

The entire Drake Strategies team presented in Raleigh at YNPN Triangle's #NonprofitSTRONG Summit on Visual Branding for Impact and focused on data, design and imagery. 

  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.