James Howe possesses a proven track record of success over more than 20 years as a creative, innovative nonprofit communications professional. He is currently Manager of Communications at REEP Green Solutions based in Waterloo Region. He still has capacity to take on select projects directly and to manage a team of experts to deliver your projects.
As our Chief Idea Guy, James led awareness campaigns for Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region and worked on annual reports and other communications material for clients such as Blue Door Shelters in York Region, the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society and World Accord. See our portfolio!
James is especially passionate about using social media for change as part of his quest to help the social profit sector get the biggest bang for its communications buck. He authored the chapter on using social media in the newly published book Excellence in Fundraising in Canada: Volume 2 (2014). He participated in two panels on using social media at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington D.C.
Previously, James was Director of Communications for the YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo and held communications positions with the Daily Bread Food Bank and the Development Office at the University of Waterloo.
James founded Social Media Breakfast: Waterloo Region as a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving everyone access to low cost opportunities to learn how to effectively learn how to enhance their use of social media. With a team of volunteers, he organized 24 events over 3 years which featured high quality speakers and attracted large crowds of 70 – 170 people. More than 900 people attended between 2010 and 2013.
James is a member of NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and its IABC Waterloo chapter.
An active community builder, James contributes as a volunteer in many ways to build healthy communities in Waterloo Region. He has been sharing perspectives via a blog since 2010.