Rachel C Kettle

Social Impact Consultant

United States

A field-tested humanitarian and development aid professional, I am a strategic communications and programming consultant with expertise in communications, grant acquisition, and program design, monitoring, and evaluation.

I have experience in both technical writing (grants, program summaries, professional reports) as well as content and advocacy-oriented writing, including social media and basic graphic design. Technical writing results include leading teams to over USD 10 million in grant acquisition (institutional and private) in the last five years. Content writing experience includes website copy, social media content (Twitter, Facebook), blogs, press releases, newsletters, and ghostwritten op-eds for a major international non-profit. With experience working in international environments, I can use British or American English, as desired.

Please contact me for detailed information on grant proposals/reports and ghostwritten articles. Grant acquisition is detailed in the Grants Profile below and online articles written have included the topics of gender equality, child rights, humanitarian relief, WASH, DRR, and child health. Grant funding has been acquired from EuropeAid, ECHO, UN Women, UNICEF, UNOCHA, USAID contractors, International Labour Organization, Governments of Jersey and Guernsey, and others.



Technical Writing

Habitat for Humanity International
Compendium of best practices for housing in Africa

Case studies on innovations in sustainable housing in Africa. Also available: https://www.habitat.org/sites/default/files/documents/compendium_best_cases_Africa.pdf

Work Product Summary
Grants Profile

Summary of grant writing and sectoral experience. Contact me for more details on specific grants.

ReliefWeb - Press Release
On EU Anti-Trafficking Day, EU must consider the 'bigger picture' of global child trafficking -...

Thursday 17 October, BRUSSELS - On the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day (18 October), development organisation World Vision is calling on the EU leaders to not only focus on measures to reduce the number of trafficking victims in the EU but also consider the 'bigger picture' of this globally organised crime against humanity, particularly child trafficking.

Content / Blog Writing

Kindred Exchange
Thinking Outside the Shoebox

The unseen costs of Christmas shoebox ministries, and what we can do instead. This is an excerpt from Rachel Kettle's Medium blog post. To read the full article, click here. Have you ever filled a shoebox full of toys and hygiene items, to send to a child halfway around the world?

World Vision UK (Blog)
Women supporting women | Linking empowerment and resilience in Myanmar

How can we minimise the impacts of a natural disaster? WVUK's Rachel Canclini Kettle travelled to Myanmar to see how our work was helping communities to do just that; through early warning systems, laying cement roads and forming savings groups so that women of the community can support each other with money and resources.

wearelumi (Blog - Guest Post)
How I Find 'Rootedness' Between Cultures

NOTE: Author mentioned here is site administrator. Lumi attributes me on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lumigroup/posts/1742669876021346 Culture. One little word used to describe the diversity of differences between one people group's way of doing or being or acting or thinking, compared to another.