“Words should be used as tools of communication and not as a substitute for action.” Anonymous
Sandi Fox is a strategic communications professional with over 5 years of online, social media, messaging and outreach experience. Her extensive communications background has been proven in all sectors (government, political, non-profit, and private). She has had the opportunity to work for and with organizations that serve diverse constituencies and causes from small business and labor to women’s and immigration rights.
She holds a BA in Government and International Relations, with a minor in Women’s Studies, and a MPA with a concentration in non-profit management.
In early April 2009 Sandi’s life did a complete 180. She was your average fun loving, politically savvy, liberal activist type, who lived and worked in the Greater Boston area. Sandi was living her life behind a desk at a government agency, while doing progressive and political work with several non-profit organizations (New Leaders Council, Young Democrats of Massachusetts, NARAL Pro-Choice MA) in her free time. But, she really just wanted a change – and boy did she get one. She was chosen as a 2009-2010 U.S. Fulbright Grantee to Bulgaria and lived in the capital city of Sofia for one year. Here she conducted a strategic analysis of the relationship between NGOs and the Bulgarian Government to see how they could better cooperate to implement National and EU anti-human trafficking policies.
Since she returned to the U.S. she started “Smart As A Fox,” a strategic communications consulting firm specializing in social media, online advocacy, messaging and outreach strategy for non-profits, political campaigns, local government and small businesses.
This blog was originally created for the purpose of sharing stories about my travels in Bulgaria and throughout Europe, but since returning back to the U.S. it has taken on a new shape. I am now using it as a platform to express my opinions and report on issues I care about within the political & non-profit spectrum, as well as the role social media and online communities continue to play in both these areas.