We have had some amazing jobs, for great companies. And worked on incredible projects that were exciting, fun and people would love to work on. True!
In the process, we have learned a thing or two about how to make amazing things happen. Smart strategies, clear objectives, maximizing connections, listening carefully, creating executable plans, building highly functioning teams, creating a passion for a product, developing public/private partnerships, contributing to the community and exceeding expectations. Check! Check! Check!
Corporate. Non-profit. Civic organizations. Executive leadership. Board of Directors. Volunteer. Yup!
So whether it is creating an strategic sponsorship plan, or an international arts festival, to a naming rights deal for a Fortune 100 bank or a national product launch, to community engagement plans or wrangling clowns, we have done it. Wow!
Since 2009, JZworks has led, collaborated on, and executed strategies and projects with great organizations.
So that's where you come in. If you need help, we can add value, create smart strategies, be your extra arms. We are here. Let's talk. Maybe our team can help your team.
Marketing. Sponsorship. Business Development. Community Relations. Events. Non-profit Leadership. It's what we love, and what we've been doing in Seattle and around the country for over 35 years.
We are experienced professionals who love what we do. We know, everyone says that, but we really mean it. We are passionate about making a difference. We are driven to be successful. We are fun to work with (say our clients) and we like to have a good time while doing quality work.
When you hire JZworks, you get us, not a lot of staff, layers or managers. Our experience, our attention, and our drive for success. And if we aren't the be-all-end-all for you, we will assemble the right group of professionals that fit your needs for your organization.
Think strategic collaborators to make 'it' happen.
I love making connections. Connecting people to each other, to new ideas, organizations, and experiences. Developing strategies that intertwine creative ideas with realistic, executable plans is one of my strengths. Because I've been fortunate enough to figure out how to make things happen that haven't happened before, I'm comfortable taking risks. I believe that if I can visualize it, I can make it happen. It may be crazy, but it's worked so far. And I believe that it's a fundamental responsibility to help make a better community. So I try to do that through my work and in my personal life as well.
Seattle Center released an RFP for assistance with their Sponsorship program. JZworks answered the call, but for much more than just Sponsorship support. We presented the case for a complete 'rethink' of the overall business development strategy. The plan presented a strategy for Seattle Center to develop larger, integrated, long-term partnerships, leveraging the 50th Anniversary of the 1962 World's Fair, its status as the #1 tourist attraction in the state of Washington, and moving it forward on major reinvestments in the campus.
When Jane was asked to lead the Hispanic Marketing group at WaMu, there was a clear need to integrate all Spanish language marketing, merchandising and advertising; develop a stronger alignment with general market advertising; and take advantage of the opportunities to increase overall market share. Jane brought together an enterprise-wide team of business partners to develop the Hispanic Center of Excellence, which drove internal alignment, developed best practices, and monitored results across business units.
JZworks developed a Signature Partnership Strategy for the University of Washington after a campus-wide evaluation of existing sponsorship efforts. The plan was approved and implemented, resulting in proof of concept with the signing of major partnerships worth more than $40 million.
When Russell Investments moved its corporate headquarters from Tacoma to Seattle, the company knew it needed to rethink its Community Relations strategy. JZworks developed a plan that created a reference tool for Russell on the Seattle non-profit community, including detailed information on civic, cultural, social service, LGBT, biomedical and environmental organizations.
Back in the day, when Washington Mutual was opening 250 branches/year in markets across the country, Jane led the team that produced all of those Grand Openings. Under her management, coordination with field partners improved, events were produced more efficiently while simultaneously allowing for greater customization, specific business goals delivered, and ROI greatly increased.
The dream of developing a pedestrian-friendly connection between Lake Union and Elliott Bay has been discussed in various iterations for decades in Seattle. Over a three year period, Jane brought civic leaders and stakeholders together is create a conceptual design that has now been formally adopted by the City of Seattle. This project included fundraising, project and volunteer management, community engagement, and managing many consultants and collaborators.
Jane has led the Seattle Center Foundation as its Executive Director in raising the visibility of the organization, rebuilding the Board of Directors, and positioning the foundation to be an integral part of the future redevelopment of Seattle Center.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
City of Renton
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
King County Water Taxi
O'Loughlin Trade Shows
Seattle Center Foundation
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Seattle Parks Foundation
The Next Fifty
University of Washington
Women's Funding Alliance
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JZworks is delighted to have won an international 2012 Communicator Award for the design of this website. Presented by the International Academy of the Visual Arts to honor creative excellence by communications professionals, the IAVA is an organization of professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Thanks to our partners at Jennergy for the great collaboration!
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