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

Perspective v reality

They are never the same. Once we start thinking they are, it’s time to check ourselves.

The cost of deliberation

Waiting to make a change means incurring greater costs down the line. Larger organizations process decisions so much that they end up lowering productivity dramatically by creating a bureaucracy that is unable to move swiftly. If a project costs 10k to implement but we spend 4x as much effort as we should evaluating, jockeying, positioning, and…

Better values

‘When we have poor values – that is, poor standards we set for ourselves and others – we are essentially giving fucks about the things that don’t matter, things that in fact make our life worse. But when we choose better values, we are able to divert our fucks to something better – toward things…