Willow Russell, Director of Communications
As SVP Seattle's Communications Director, Willow has the enviable task of sharing stories of amazing individuals and organizations that are changing our world for the better.
Prior to joining SVP, Willow managed communications campaigns among regional coalitions working to restore and protect the Mississippi River and Great Lakes ecosystems. Willow has an MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA in Environmental Studies from Hampshire College. She’s a huge fan of farmers’ markets, movie marathons, anything that gets her out on the water, and roller derby (though extreme klutziness relegates her to fan status only).
Please feel free to contact Willow for the following:
- Media inquiries and press releases
- Community feedback
- SVP Seattle's newsletter, blog, Web site, media coverage, and other communications
- SVP Seattle's social media presence (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube)
More from Willow...
As you may have noticed, SVP has a new look! Our new logo and colors are more than cosmetic, however. They represent a shift in SVP member organizations around the globe. We are coming together under a single unified brand, and by this summer will share a new common website. Another reminder that we are not just 500 Partners here in Washington, but 2500 Partners worldwide!
Less than 50% of Washington kids enter kindergarten ready to succeed – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Of the students that Powerful Schools serves, more than 85% meet or exceed readiness goals, and they are just one of the groups SVP partners with. Last year, we turned $1.00 of grant funds into $1.40 of support for nonprofits like Powerful Schools. Find out how in our Impact Report.
There is so much to celebrate as we look back at 2012! From the awesome work of our Investees and Partners, to the kids and natural places thriving because of their work. (Not to mention the invention of the bike-powered blender, which we test-rode at the SVP conference!) Check out our flashback in this short video.
I’m ashamed to admit it, but my inner Pollyanna (who fuels my legislative calls, marches, and canvassing efforts) has lost some of her optimism. You lose enough fights, and you start to wonder, what’s the point? But then, there’s compost...