Speaker Profile

Maritza Schafer

Communications Consultant

Maritza Schafer is a bilingual (Spanish) and multi-cultural communications consultant working with not-for-profits, tech startups, large corporations, government agencies and other organizations looking to improve their impact. She helps her clients clarify their goals, discover their visions, and create strategies to achieve them by improving internal communications processes and designing external communications campaigns. Her work includes articulating compelling stories and engaging messages, and embedding them in effective communications strategies. Maritza has decades of experience in the non-profit sector, most recently as Global Campaign Leader at Greenpeace International, where she focused on communications and engagement strategies and facilitated a global organizational restructure. She previously led the Wilderness Society, an Australian ngo devoted to protecting nature by building a movement. Her role included restructuring the organization to better reflect their community organizing ambitions. Maritza has worked on campaigns for racial justice, economic equity, human rights, and environmental issues, and has led trainings on communications and messaging around the globe.

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