‘We all have a story to tell. Let’s tell it well.’
OLEAN, N.Y. (Sept. 3, 2020) ― A local professional with success in journalism, marketing and nonprofit grant writing aims to help organizations and others excel through better communication.
Kelsey Boudin, an award-winning professional writer, recently founded Southern Tier Communications Strategies, LLC (STCS) in Olean. The Cuba native works with clients to build digital marketing and community outreach campaigns, research and write grant proposals, and consult other narratives of any style.
He looks to add to a growing clientele.
“We all have a story to tell. Let’s tell it well,” says Boudin, a 2012 graduate of St. Bonaventure University’s former Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication. “Storytelling is a part of who I am. I’ve always enjoyed its power, whether I was writing a column for a local newspaper, crafting a grant proposal, launching an inbound marketing strategy or editing a book for publishing. Our story may be that novel we’ve never gotten around to writing or an online marketing plan to turn around a business. A nonprofit’s story, well expressed, greatly increases chances to secure grant funding. Whatever the stakes, I enjoy practicing these skills in the professional world to assist content strategies, fundraising proposals and personal projects.”
STCS creates and optimizes communications for clients. The company works on a contract basis to offer a range of content-production services including grant writing, marketing, digital publishing and website development. It works alongside a network of experienced web designers and graphic artists, when necessary.
“While we strive to serve primarily the areas we call home, the digital realm makes it possible to serve organizations and individuals almost anywhere in the world,” Boudin says.
Boudin’s career began at a daily newspaper, where he developed communications skills while covering thousands of news and sports stories. He moved on after 11 years, having earned six New York State Associated Press awards in column writing, spot-news coverage, enterprise reporting, digital presence and photography.
“My time in journalism provided the most valuable learning experiences of my career, from my early days as an intern in high school and college en route to becoming an editor,” he says. “Honing my writing skills for accuracy and clarity allowed me later to construct purposeful and powerful narratives in some of the most important news events of the time.”
He was later a content creator with a digital marketing agency, where he produced online content to drive sales for many clients. He then became the grant writer for a nonprofit health care network, where he developed funding proposals meeting health needs across Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. Individual grants secured with the organization ranged from small sums supporting community outreach to six-figure campaigns building new initiatives and sustaining longstanding programs. Boudin has demonstrated success both in leadership and daily production roles.
“I look forward to using those skills for many years to come to help businesses, organizations and communities to achieve the success they deserve,” the STCS president and founder says.
For a free consultation, email email@example.com or call (585) 307-7389. Visit www.stcommunicationsstrategies.com for free insights and resources. Follow STCS on Facebook at @stcommunicationsstrategies and LinkedIn at @Kelsey Boudin.