In the time between my staff work for the OC Register and BowTie (now I-5 Publishing) I served for a year in the AmeriCorps Vista program. VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a program similar to the Peace Corps but service is of a indirect nature working with domestic organizations here in the U.S.
As a member of the AmeriCorps VISTA program I worked on several marketing and nonprofit resource projects for CONNECT. I produced, wrote, edited and designed, 4 issues of the Quarterly Connections. These magazine style newsletters provided articles and resources to help nonprofits increase their sustainability. I also worked with constant contact to generate by-weekly e-mail newsletters offering similar tips and resources.
Full issues are available on issuu.com/connectoc.
During this time I also worked to found the AmeriCorps and VISTA Roundtable of Orange County. Including the development of branding and marketing materials.