So, what is Sharp 11?

Sharp 11 is a communications and strategy studio created to help great causes find and raise their voice in the community. To make a real difference, you need an authentic and clear message that attracts, inspires, and engages supporters in your work.

Does the following sound familiar?

  • The nonprofit world is crowded, noisy, and overwhelming. How can people hear us?
  • Everyone has an opinion about what we should be doing and how to do it. What is really going to help us be successful?
  • There’s so much to do – we can’t possibly keep up. What is the best use of our time?

About Us

Sharp 11 exists to bring clarity and focus to your communications and fundraising with less work and more fun. We bust myths about how to meet mission and help you avoid falling victim to needless pressure, industry trends, and meaningless time-wasters.

Whether you are starting out or need to get back to basics, the Sharp 11 method asks all the right questions so you have the best answers moving forward.

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Voicing Your Cause

  • How do I know if Sharp 11 can help my cause succeed?
  • Can you answer this question using ten words or less?
  • Tell me, what do you do?
  • If you struggle to relay your cause to others because it is unique, complex or misunderstood, Sharp 11 can raise your voice from vague to visionary. Because if you’re not clear on it, nobody else will be, either.

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Sharp 11’s strengths include a varied background and level of experience. . . Laura brings a real world and simplified approach to nonprofit objectives. . . She is relatable, understands our issues and how to approach them. . . She knows her stuff!

Nonprofit Executives

Art of the Appeal Workshop Participants


Thank you for a fantastic presentation.  I can’t tell you how many “aha” moments there were.  I’m sharing with the team to implement!

Athary Koning

Special Events & Fund Development


I attended your workshop yesterday and I have to say it was so informative. I learned more in those two hours than an entire semester of grant writing in college. It reignited my excitement for writing grants and I just wanted to say thank you. I will be keeping an eye out for any future workshops you may have! Many thanks,

Alyssa Thompson

Project Assistant