I’m a writer, editor and educator who highlights solutions to our world’s most pressing challenges.

Recent clients include:

The Autodesk Foundation

Democracy Fund

Membership Puzzle Project

As a consultant with The Autodesk Foundation, I work with their Marketing team to write and edit blog posts, customer stories and case studies on how social enterprises leverage Autodesk resources to scale solutions to inequality and climate change.

As a consultant with Democracy Fund’s Digital Democracy Initiative I wrote and edited pieces about grassroots efforts and public policy to protect online civil rights and hold tech platforms accountable. I also wrote a weekly newsletter with Public Square Associate Director Paul Waters.

For Democracy Fund’s Local News Initiative, I’ve written case studies on innovations in local news, and helped grow their email newsletter, The Local Fix.

With Membership Puzzle Project, I edited copy for case studies and newsletters about how newsrooms around the world are working towards sustainability, and rewriting the social contract with their audiences in the process.

“Kip was a knowledgable and conscientious support in developing content and building community throughout the course of our project. As both writer and editor, Kip added undeniable value to the work and mission of Democracy Fund’s Digital Democracy Initiative.”

Paul Waters, Associate Director of Public Square Program, Democracy Fund


During our nearly two years of work, Kip deftly addressed weaknesses in our communications while maintaining the friendly, practical, confident tone that we’re known for. I always felt like our drafts came back much improved, and I really appreciated his accommodation of our occasionally tricky timelines and his ability to work with multiple collaborators at once. We’ve never actually met in person because of the pandemic, but sometimes I forget that because of the ease of our work together.   

-Ariel Zirulnick, Fund Director, Membership Puzzle Project

I cowrite Bare Bones, a weekly(ish) newsletter about food, family and what nourishes us, with award-winning cookbook author Beth Dooley (yes, my mother!). We also teach a quarterly online class, where we show home cooks how to make delicious home meals with seasonal, local produce.

As a journalist, I’ve written about food, theatre, and unlikely Trump voters. I’ve taught communications studies at American University in Washington, D.C., and I began my career teaching high school english and social studies while earning an M.S. in Education at The University of Pennsylvania. I bring an educator’s eye to all I do.

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Get in touch:

kipdooley9 at gmail.com