Jill Salter

Nonprofit Marketing and Development Writer/Editor

United States


I am a versatile nonprofit professional, with 20+ years of experience in marketing and development communications, prospect research, donor stewardship, board relations, and recognition programs.

At UJA-Federation, I was a writer in the Major Gifts department and more recently, I served as Associate Director of Philanthropy Operations at the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.

To date, I have worked with more than 50 nonprofits through Catchafire, which pairs skilled volunteers with organizations in need of consultants' expertise.

Among my offerings are:

* Appeals
* Articles
* Blog posts
* Brochures
* Flyers
* Letters of Inquiry
* Newsletters
* One-page fact sheets
* Press releases
* Proposals
* Stories
* Thank-you letters
* Website copy

I am also skilled in grant and prospect research.

A SAMPLING OF NONPROFIT CLIENTS (pro bono and fee-based):

• Bay Area Women’s Center
• Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts
• CBR Kids Foundation
• Exceptional Care for Children
• Emergency Legal Responders
• Friends of Saratoga Springs Public Library
• Goodwill of No. New England
• Hospital Hospitality House of Saginaw
• Infinity Visual & Performing Arts
• Kaizen Food Rescue
• Meals on Wheels Orange County
• Media Projects Inc.
• Powering Potential Inc.
• Wild Response
• Wonder Connection


“Jill is amazing! She helped me write content for a one-pager to help promote our organization. Then, I reached back out to her a few months later and she helped me finalize a big ask letter for a donation. She's full of knowledge and so great to work with. I highly recommend her skills and experience!”
-- Jamie L. King, Executive Director, Hospital Hospitality House of Saginaw

“Jill is an outstanding professional in development, fundraising and marketing. I had the pleasure of working with her for over a year. She helped Media Projects Inc. launch a major outreach campaign to multiple markets for IN HER SHOES, a film that puts a human face on women in the criminal justice system. Jill researched meticulously, found the right contacts and crafted a number of effective emails.

She never stopped thinking creatively in finding new organizations and new contacts. She is an excellent writer, researcher and strategist who is constantly reading and researching. She also crafted effective letters for our annual fundraising campaign. Jill truly cares about the organizations she works with and still stays in touch with us sending us ideas and suggestions for contacts.

I highly recommend Jill Salter if you want to succeed and work with the ultimate professional.”

-- Cynthia Salzman Mondell, Documentary Filmmaker and Director at Media Projects Inc.

“Jill is a consummate professional with meticulous attention to detail. She is a first-rate writer and she cares deeply about her work. She comes to every meeting well-prepared. She takes the time to listen to my requirements and she asks intelligent questions. Jill has vast experience in the non-profit world and she offers excellent advice in many areas. I highly recommend her.”

-- Janice Lathen, Entrepreneur, Founder of Powering Potential Inc.


Please message me on LinkedIn [https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-salter/] or e-mail me at [email protected].

Please view my portfolio below.

Instagram Carousel

I designed this in Canva as an Instagram carousel, though it may also be used on LinkedIn and other social media sites.

Thank-you email
Family Giving Tree

I designed the image and wrote the text for this thank-you email to donors.

Wild Response

A one-page fact sheet for this international wildlife conservation organization

Comics and Books Rescue for Kids Foundation

I designed this brochure and wrote the content. It proved so popular that the CEO ran out of 500 copies at a trade show. We've since worked together on marketing and website strategies.

⚡ Solar Power-ful News ⚡

Great news: The first three schools of our scaled-up, three-year/23-school Karatu District Project - Mlimani Sumawe, Endabash, and Domel - have received the SPARC+ program* and training is complete. The students and teachers are over the moon - or over the sun, more likely, thanks to solar power!

Virtual Lunch and Learn - Powering Potential

On June 24th, Powering Potential Inc. (PPI) was pleased to host a Lunch and Learn event, via Zoom. The event was moderated by PPI board member Laszlo Schneider. The panel included Janice Lathen, PPI's Founding Director and President; Mr. Sabasaba Moshingi, Treasurer of PPI's partner organization in Tanzania, the Potential Enhancement Foundation (PEF), and Eng.

Copyediting - Exceptional Care for Children
Naomi's Journey Home

It’s always a special day for us when we can send an exceptional child back home to family and friends. In 2022, Naomi returned home to her grateful Mom, Brittany, Dad, Jacob, sister, Julianna, and brother, Lucas. It was and continues to be a long and arduous journey for little Naomi, but our sweet patient braves her way through.