As a communications consultant, I help people who do good communicate skillfully with the diverse communities they care about.

Find the words that move your people.

Compassionate, rigorous expertise to help you connect with your diverse communities.

World-class communications services for nonprofits, social enterprises, public-sector agencies, and other groups of caring people who serve a common cause.

Quick facts

  • 🏆 Proud memberships. Chudgar Consulting is a queer-owned CERT Small Business Enterprise and an associate member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
  • 💵 Billing rate. I charge $175 per hour for consulting services. Most clients work with me on fixed-fee or retainer contracts based roughly on that rate. I do not offer discounts, but I sometimes consult for free.

How Chudgar Consulting has changed after 10 years

After a dozen years teaching literature and philosophy to college students, I realized I wanted to help people communicate in the big off-campus world. I founded Chudgar Consulting in 2014 for just that purpose.

Over time, after learning a lot consulting for big companies like 3M and UnitedHealthcare, I realized that the kinds of stories I wanted to tell — about big topics like good and evil, justice and power, oppression and healing — were just not very welcome in the profit-making world.

So, over time, I started working more with people and organizations who think about big ideas every day: public servants, nonprofit workers, organizers, healers.

Those are the folks I’m proud to work with today.

Recent work

Software for Good

We reimagined the vision and values of a beloved Twin Cities institution for a new era of building technology for liberation.

The soul of technology

The City of Saint Paul

We told the “big stories” of a bold new approach to how civic governance, from transforming community safety to investing in equity for the long term.

More big stories

Osseo Area Schools

We created a clear, just, and replicable process for responding to instances of identity-based hatred in school communities with healing.

Meeting harm with repair

Trauma Healing Institute

We created simple resources to help people of faith all over the world respond to trauma with greater healing.

More about trauma and healing

When you need to find the words that connect your mission with your diverse communities, I can help.

Consulting services

🧭 Communications leadership

You can have a seasoned communications director on your team — for just as long as you need me. For a day, a project, or a year or more, get expert support for $175 an hour.

Get expert direction

🔎 Communications audit

When you need to understand what your communities hear when your organization speaks, a communications audit can help, for $5,000 or less.

Get clearer insight

🧰 Concept kit

In conversation with people in your communities, I’ll help you reinvigorate the work you do by transforming how you think and talk about it. Get your own for $3,500 flat.

Make deeper meaning

📝 Writing when it counts

Your best ideas deserve the human touch. When you have big ideas to share, I’ll find the words that make your meaning sing, in your voice. Create an original op-ed article for $1,500.

Express your best ideas