Colleen Frankhart

Writing, Editing, Good Counsel

I've been a professional writer for more than 25 years,
first at a communications consulting startup,
then as a writer/editor/publicist for a major public-radio network,
and later as a senior copywriter at a marketing agency.
(Click on the file folder icon above for my résumé.)

Since 1997, I've been a full-time freelancer
specializing in corporate and nonprofit communications.

I help my clients identify the stories they want to tell — 
and then I tell them in ways that speak to
the customers, employees, donors and community members
they need to reach.

You'll find a few work samples below; I'd be glad to send you more upon request.
I'd be glad to put you in touch with some of my happy long-term clients, too.

And I'd love to talk with you about how I can help your organization tell its most important stories.

Call me at 612.865.8642, or click on the envelope icon above to email me.

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Community Health Needs Assessment, 2017–2019

This report is the foundation of Rush's work to eliminate health disparities on Chicago's West Side.


Community Health Implementation Plan

This plan outlines how Rush will achieve the goals identified in the Community Health Needs Assessment linked above.


Community Benefits Report

This publication reports on progress toward the goals laid out in Rush's Community Health Implementation Plan.

Minnesota Philanthropy Partners

MNSights donor publication

Donors to Minnesota Philanthropy Partners learn about community initiatives through MNSights.

Minnesota Philanthropy Partners

MNSights: By the Numbers

The MNSights By the Numbers feature presents quick-hit data in a fun, graphic way.

Rush University Medical Center

Leading the Country in Strengthening Communities

Rush University Medical Center is an "anchor institution" on Chicago's West Side — and is a national leader in channeling its economic power for the benefit of the community.