Margaret Battistelli Gardner

Margaret is a collector and teller of stories, and a starry-eyed champion of the people and organizations

dedicated to making the world a better place. She’s been in love with the nonprofit sector since becoming the editor of FundRaising Success magazine in 2003, a position she held until 2015.

From 2016 to 2018, she was the chief scribe and content manager for The Resource Alliance, a global organization dedicated to cultivating new ideas around social change around the world. Currently she is a freelance writer and editor, and president of her fledgling consultancy, LunaSea Communications, specializing in communications and publication management; writing/ editing/content creation for editorial, fundraising, marketing; audience & community engagement; brand development; audience development; webinar and conference planning and delivery; social-media engagement and management; marketing; and media and community relations.

Margaret has been honored to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) to help support amazing, life-changing organizations such as Americans United for Separation of Church and State (Washington, D.C.), City Harvest (New York), The Resource Alliance (UK), and many more.

A freelance writer for many years, Margaret has been turning words into sentences for money, sweet tea, pizza and other remuneration since 1984 and has held chief editor positions at newspapers and magazines around the country. A proud Philadelphia native, she lives in Texas with her husband Steve, her Siberian Husky Nanook, and kitties JinxieBelle and Ruger.