WE BUILD FABULOUS INCLUSIVE BRANDS THAT CONNECT WITH THEIR IDEAL CLIENTS AND ATTRACT MORE FUNDING.

BRANDING, MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT, ONLINE COURSE, FREEBIES AND MORE!

We love free things!

Introducing the Proud Annual Calendar Guide

We recognize the challenges of curating an inclusive social media marketing strategy that seamlessly integrates essential LGBTQIA+ events and holidays. Scouring the web for resources and piecing together scattered information can divert your focus from what truly matters – connecting deeply with your audience and amplifying your message of support.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

I'm Mandi! your Chief Magic Maker at Proud Empowerment Business Solutions!🌈✨

With 15 years of LGBTQ+ advocacy and visual marketing and design brilliance, I've been crafting marketing magic since my teens. My Communication degree polished my enchanting skills.

From fundraising during my school days to spearheading programs as Director of Youth Services for 7 years, I've mastered the art of infusing social justice into everything I do. A 2-year leadership role in Human Resources further honed my team-leadership skills.


My playbook is the secret behind Proud Empowerment's shine. I concoct campaigns with storytelling finesse and design wizardry, creating authenticity and inclusivity. This keeps us at the forefront of marketing and branding, empowering inclusive agencies to elevate their impact.


Oh, and did I mention my electric team of virtual freelancers? They're a diverse bunch, and some are fellow LGBTQ+ trailblazers themselves.


Ready to sprinkle some marketing stardust? Join me at Proud Empowerment. Let's conjure spells that captivate and create lasting change! 🪄🌟

TRUSTED BY:

You are in good company

Join our satisfied clients around the world who entrusted PEBS with their business

Donna Solomon-Carter (She/Her)

CenterLink | Director of Communications


Chris Bryan (She/Her)

Persad | Director of Communication & Development

Mandi was my right arm for 9 years. She is thorough, precise and cares very much about the quality outcome of any project she is working on. She is a leader and confident enough to offer suggestions on how to improve something while keeping the company vision in the forefront. She is able to bring new, creative and exciting ideas. She greatly improved our whole operation including overseeing our digital content growth and strategy. Mandi and her team can take your entire organization to a whole new level.

Mark Ketcham (He/Him)

SunServe | Former Executive Director

Mandi was instrumental in helping our team at Wilton Live create a new brand identity for a large client. She worked with us and our contact to ensure their product was identified exactly the way they had envisioned. In the end, our client was head over heels in love with the final result. We could not have completed that project without her unique creative contributions and eye for detail. I highly recommend her.

John M. (He/Him)

Creator and Executive Producer, Wilton Live

Our Services

Sparkle Seshâ„¢

Branding and Marketing Roadmap


The Proud SparkleSesh™ is a deep-dive interview where you will meet directly with our Chief Magic Maker, Mandi Hawke. They will get to know everything about your business — where you are, where you’ve been, and where you want to go — and then tell you what your most sparkling opportunities are, and what you need to start doing and stop doing, to own it. Then you can implement it on your own, or hire us to take care of it for you.

GlowUpâ„¢

Digital Marketing Intensive


The Proud Brand GlowUpâ„¢ is an all-inclusive 30-90 day execution and implementation of the Brand SparkleSeshâ„¢ recommendations & findings.


What exactly is included in the GlowUp™ you ask? Well, we cannot say exactly what will be included until we have our SparkleSesh™ and Follow-Up Meeting. What we implement is completely custom to your brand’s goals, needs and desires as discovered in the SparkleSesh™.

Proud Visibilityâ„¢

Ongoing Full-Service

Social Media

Management for

LGBTQ+ Brands


The Proud Visibilityâ„¢ Package is a full-service social media management solution tailored for LGBTQ+ Social Service Agencies and Inclusive Mental Health Organizations.


From strategic planning to content crafting, including vibrant visuals, carousels, and succinct videos, we've got you covered with Proud Visibilityâ„¢.

The Process

What we do… in a NutShell 🥜 (why do we say that anyways?)

Our Mission is to elevate agencies committed to inclusivity through comprehensive, diverse branding and digital marketing solutions. We tell authentic stories that resonate, driven by our commitment to diversity and mental well-being.

  • Do you have a well-defined digital strategy that consistently generates a steady stream of sales, clients or donors?
  • Do you have inclusive marketing materials scheduled out a month in advance?
  • Does your social media effectively showcase the remarkable work your agency undertakes?

If you are overwhelmed and honestly have NO IDEA what to do next, fear not! A Proud SparkleSeshâ„¢ might be precisely what you're seeking.

Schedule your totally free, absolutely no pressure, no sales (we hate that stuff too), 15-minute clarity call today to see if we’re a good fit!

NEXT STEPS..

Interested in learning more about the Proud Brand GlowUpâ„¢?


Follow the three easy steps below!

STEP 1.

Clarity Call

First, let's connect on a 10-15 minute clarity call to make sure we're a perfect match for collaboration. I’ll tell you a little more about the SparkleSesh™ and answer any questions you have.


Once we both know we're aligned, I'll extend an open invitation for you to join our SparkleSeshâ„¢.


There is no cost for this meeting and no pushy sales, I promise (we hate that stuff too).

STEP 2.

SparkleSeshâ„¢

The Proud SparkleSesh™ is a deep-dive interview where we will get to know everything about your business — where you are, where you’ve been, and where you want to go — and then we’ll tell you what your most sparkling opportunities are, and what you need to start doing and stop doing, to own it.


Then you can implement on your own, or hire us to take care of it for you.


The cost of the Proud SparkleSeshâ„¢ is applied to the full project Brand GlowUpâ„¢ if you move forward.

STEP 3.

Proud Brand GlowUpâ„¢

The Proud Brand GlowUpâ„¢ is an all-inclusive 30-90 day execution and implementation of the Brand SparkleSeshâ„¢ recommendations and findings.


What exactly is included in the GlowUp™ you ask? Well, we cannot say exactly what will be included until we have our SparkleSesh™ and Follow-Up Meeting. What we implement is completely custom to your brand’s goals, needs and desires as discovered in the SparkleSesh™.

Proud Training and Education!

Proud Academyâ„¢ Monthly Education & Coaching

We understand the unique challenges you face. Many agencies lack dedicated marketing professionals, and your amazing staff, from front desk to case managers, are juggling social media alongside their primary roles. Directors, navigating a world that evolved before social media, are now tasked with digital marketing.


🎯 Your Challenges: Digital Transition and Marketing Needs


Legacy organizations, established pre-digital era, find the transition to online presence challenging. Grants often come with marketing expectations, yet your team, balancing these tasks with their regular duties, may not have specialized marketing knowledge.


💡 Proud Academy™ Solutions: Tailored for You

1. Comprehensive Training: Our courses are designed for inclusivity-driven agencies, providing practical insights into digital marketing. No prior experience needed!


2. LGBTQ+ Sensitivity: We understand the nuances. Learn to use gender-neutral and affirming language. Navigate call-out culture with care and respect.


3. Expert Guidance: Access experts through live sessions. Get answers to your unique challenges, ensuring your marketing aligns with the LGBTQ+ community's needs.


4. Affordable Access: We offer well over $1499 in value every month for just $199. Plus, it's FREE for 100% volunteer-run LGBTQ+ organizations, making it accessible to all.

Beyond The Hashtag - Inclusive Digital Marketing 101

A Beginner's Inclusive Strategies Masterclass


Discover the core principles of inclusive digital marketing with our "Beyond The Hashtag - Inclusive Digital Marketing 101" masterclass. In this dynamic and engaging session, you'll learn the basics of a digital marketing strategy that works for you and not against you. Whether you're a beginner or seeking to enhance your marketing approach, this masterclass equips you with foundational insights to create meaningful connections in the digital landscape. Plus, gain a glimpse of what lies ahead with our advanced course, "Your Story Matters: Crafting Strategic Narratives for Impact." as well as our full immersion mastery program Proud Academyâ„¢.

"Your Story Matters: Crafting Strategic Narratives for Impact"

A transformative 1.5-hour course that shakes up the status quo. Get ready to think outside of the box as we delve into the art of storytelling, emphasizing ethical considerations and the incredible power of narratives in achieving authentic impact. In this course, you'll explore the core elements of storytelling, the reasons why storytelling is so effective, and how to strategically incorporate stories into your digital marketing efforts. Learn to powerfully connect with your audience, inspire them, and move them to action through the impact of well-crafted narratives.

Just want us to handle it ALL?

Are you an LGBTQ+ Social Service Agency or Inclusive Mental Health Center?

You might qualify for our Proud Visibilityâ„¢


"Your All-in-One Solution! Elevating LGBTQ+ Social Media Excellence: Crafting, Connecting, and Championing Your Agency’s Journey."

Our Blog

Unlocking the Power of LGBTQ Allyship

Crafting Your Unique Brand Voice and Tone: The Key to Social Media Success

Unlocking the Power of Inclusive LGBTQ Content: A Guide for Empowering Digital Marketing

Branding and Marketing for Agencies Passionate about Inclusivity.

Contact Us

  • 954-213-7112
  • social@proudempowerment.com

Open Hours

Mon-Fri: 9 AM – 6 PM

Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM

Sunday: Closed

Location

South Florida

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