Stefani Zimmerman Drake

Stefani Drake is the Public Relations Manager for Water Mission. With over a decade of experience working in the US government, international NGO space and with domestic + international nonprofits, Stefani is currently on the UNDP's Roster of Communication Experts in Subsaharan Africa and certified in Google Analytics. Stefani is an analytical thinker and thoughtful storyteller who works with NGO's + nonprofits to define who they are, elevate their influence and broaden their impact through strategic communications. Stefani lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, twin girls and rescue dog. 

Empowering Communities Through Handwashing & Entrepreneurship

Last week was National Handwashing Awareness Week here in the U.S., just in time for holiday gatherings and peak flu season. While a little soap and water can help Americans prevent common illnesses like the flu, they also have the potential to dramatically change the lives of people in developing countries.

Reflections from Forum 2018

With an increasing partisan divide throughout our nation and the world, it's important to tell your story. I acknowledge that it is easier said than done, but after attending Forum 2018 I cannot stress how vital it is to share your passions with the world. 

Goalkeepers: Why Innovative Reporting is Essential to Success

For years in the development world, we have heard about the importance of monitoring and evaluation. Tracking progress is key. So we hire experts, write lengthy reports to our funders and then continue on with programming. Occasionally we gather at a conference and learn about a great new innovative approach and we do our best to implement these ideas and best practices into our efforts and then repeat the process all over again.

U.S. Zika Funding: A Race Against the Rain

TJ McCloud, OneWorld Health's Central America Director, speaks to the emerging threat of the Zika virus, the need for action and the preventative steps being taken to combat the disease throughout Nicaragua.

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Public Relations Manager | Water Mission