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.



Real Darwinism

One of the main ways we can push the world forward is by applying takeaways from certain fields or disciplines, and overlaying them with new ones.  As in, ‘if it worked here, it’s at least worth trying over there.’ Often times it’s not a literal application, but a project-specific approach that is informed by findings…

Learning to communicate

In the nature versus nurture debate, there are various silos that require unpacking. As much as folks tend to argue for one or another, most of us would agree that it’s a mix of both. We might have differing opinions as to the percentages, but rationality tells us it’s a Venn diagram. Learning to communicate…

Idea infatuation

We tend to be biased in favor of the latest “item” when it comes to our ideas. That latest flash of inspiration that blinds us to everything, much less how we’d actually make it happen. That’s probably a bit harsh, because the digital revolution has certainly created more ways to make “it” happen yourself. Even…