June 24th, 2008

Fast Wonder Dawn Foster launches consulting practice

If you’ve had the opportunity to attend any Portland tech events over the past year or so, it’s highly likely that you’ve come in contact with some of the handiwork of Dawn Foster. Chair of the Legion of Tech and a staunch advocate of the Portland startup tech and unconference scene, Dawn’s influence has been a critical ingredient in BarCamp Portland, Ignite Portland, the Legion of Tech Happy Hours, Portland Lunch 2.0, any number of Jive Software events, Portland is Awesome… the list goes on and on.

And now that Dawn has announced that she’s leaving Jive, some of that magic touch is for hire:

Recently, I’ve seen a number of companies struggling with how to get more savvy about social media and interacting with online communities. My focus will be on providing consulting services to help guide companies in developing a comprehensive social media and community engagement strategy. I will help companies engage with their community both online and offline to help generate buzz around their products. I can also help companies find, monitor, and respond to what others are saying about them online.

No doubt, Dawn’s expertise will be highly sought. I’m looking forward to her continued success on the other side of the desk and would like to, again, congratulate her on this exciting new endeavor.

For more, see Fast Wonder Consulting or for a (now slightly dated) bio, see Dawn Foster on Portland on Fire.

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2 Responses to “Fast Wonder Dawn Foster launches consulting practice”

  1. Eric Nelson says:

    Congratulations to Dawn!!
    She has been one of the most welcoming and inviting people that us Intrigees have met in our journey to Portland, and is an exemplary example of the people that make us love the city and the tech community so much.
    I’m sure we’ll get to see her around the city just as much, and I personally look forward to congratulating her in person the next time I’m in town.

  2. Dawn Foster says:

    Thanks for all of the kind words and support! I am really excited about making this transition. I’ve been wanting to break out into consulting for a long time, and it feels great to be finally making the leap.

    Jive has really been amazing and supportive throughout this entire process, and I am happy to have them as my first client :-)

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