Evan La Ruffa

Writer | Curator | Strategist | Artist

I’m a writer, curator, poet, artist, strategist, nonprofit consultant, meditator, and macchiato fiend.

I love learning, travel, food, big ideas & open hearts, and as long as I’m being creative, I’m the happiest man alive.

I’m the Founder, Executive Director & Lead Curator of IPaintMyMind, a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to make art accessible to everyone. I’m dedicated to the arts, rethinking nonprofit development, & making the world a more connected & communicative place.

Whether editorial, copywriting, art or strategic thinking around entrepreneurship & the nonprofit sector, I have a blast collaborating with people & organizations that have ambitious visions.

I’d love to learn more about your project to see if we’re a good fit.

You can contact me via the main menu. Thanks!

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Editorial & Copywriting

I’ve written for outlets such as IPaintMyMind, Beautiful Decay, Profile Magazine, Hispanic Executive Magazine, Beinsports, & Mode Media. I also publish articles on Medium.com.

I love to write about art, music, culture, food, travel, business, strategy & more.

View my editorial writing portfolio here.

I work with entrepreneurs & small to medium sized businesses producing copy for websites, newsletters, landing pages, style guides, brand briefs, social media & more.

View my copywriting portfolio here.

Photography + Illustration

I’m an illustrator & photographer. See more via Instagram

Purchase prints of my photos on Society6.com

Nonprofit Consulting

I work with nonprofits to help rethink processes & growth potential by identifying revenue generating strategies that embed value in the mission. Through a customized strategy, I help organizations expand development to achieve the greatest impact.

Check out my nonprofit consulting services & rates.

Digital Strategy Consulting

Whether helping shape your brand, building your new website, writing copy for your newsletter or giving you the tools to stay organized, I love working with passionate entrepreneurs with big ideas to help achieve a cohesive & targeted presence.

View the websites I’ve built.

THE BLOG

IDEAS | QUESTIONS | STRATEGIES

Authenticity and positioning

Authenticity and positioning don’t always have to run counter to each other. We can be our real selves while also making sure we’re not valuing responsiveness more than making, building, or organizing. As someone who is very expressive, I tend to give too much away. I tend to respond too quickly, which in business can…

Social testing

We usually think of our lives from one semi-cohesive vantage point. The plot, characters, and themes are the same, and we use those experiences to auto-extrapolate a way of being in the world. We react to a certain type of comment or input in pretty similar ways. In that sense, what we offer is often the…

Myatribe

myatribe – when our contribution to someone else’s comment reflexively shifts back to a theme, topic, or opinion that we currently ascribe to. Real listening isn’t happening, and the other person in the dialogue is rendered unimportant, insofar that they have merely paved the way for us to come back to our thesis of choice.…