I’m Elizabeth Loudon, the Director of Prospero Partners.
I was born in the UK. Then I lived in Massachusetts for 25 years. I have two passports, a mixed-up accent, and hands-on knowledge about the differences between British and American charities. (They’re fewer than you might think.)
I love great writing, and I love helping other people to tell their stories. I’ve taught writing at some top-tier colleges and I’ve published fiction and essays. I’ve written just about everything for charities and Universities that can be written: proposals and campaign case statements, appeals and letters, website copy and speeches, fundraising plans and reports. More recently, I’ve written 24 blog posts packed with practical tips for charity writers.
About once a year I teach an “open enrolment” workshop to which I invite up to 12 people from all kinds of charities and Universities to work on their writing together. Let me know if you’d like to be invited to the next one, which will be in the coming winter (2019/2020). I also teach in-house writing and communications workshops for charity and University staff and Trustees, typically with a focus on long-range planning and fundraising.
Nobody can do it all. If I think other people can help you better than I can, I’ll tell you, and I’ll help you find those people.
I work closely with Wilder Gutterson, who co-founded Prospero Partners with me in 2007, and with some of the best communications and personal impact coaches in the country. I also work with Marts & Lundy on major projects with leading cultural organisations, such as the Science Museum Group and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and more recently with St Andrews University.
Get in touch if you’d like client lists, references, or more detailed examples of our work. Stay in touch if you already know us. And thank you, for everything you do.