Helping You Help Others

Civic Support’s mission is to provide affordable outreach and business development strategies to fellow nonprofits and community organizations.

What the heck is Civic Support?

Community organizations do heartfelt work that make a difference in the lives of many.  But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t operate like a business when it comes to marketing and outreach.  Whether you are seeking more volunteers, trying to advocate for important causes, or simply need more exposure to help with fundraising efforts, marketing needs to be part of your organizational structure.  That’s where we come in.

What makes Civic Support so special?

Civic Support is a nonprofit built to work with nonprofits and small organizations in mind.  We care about your cause and want it to succeed as much as you do.  We are a small but committed team of professionals that dedicate ourselves to understanding your organization inside and out, and we reflect that dedication in the outreach support we provide.  We are tech-savvy and offer all the same services as your typical marketing firm, but unlike those pricey firms, we work within your budget.

Whether your are a long-standing nonprofit or just trying to get a project off the ground, contact us today!


The Civic Support Team

1395127_10100268729246646_605707525_n Shonna Ryan
My name is Shonna Ryan, and in 2012 I co-founded Civic Support after attaining a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing. Since that time I have had the privilege of overseeing all of the operations at Civic Support. Through this work I have connected with a variety of clients doing amazing work to impact their communities. I have a dynamic background in technology, education, and public relations, and I love using these skills to strengthen my community.
aaeaaqaaaaaaaadeaaaajgi4m2rjzgm1lti4ndytnddmyi04ytu1ltq2owvkmwy2ntm4nw Kevin Pelissier
Kevin’s experience as a marketing guru and director of business operations is extensive, especially in the nonprofit area. Kevin is the co-founder of Civic Support and the CEO of Mayflower Botanicals.
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My name is Jenny Lee Paiva. My greatest accomplishment is my teenage son, Scott. While juggling mom life and domestic duties, I managed to attain a Cosmetology License and a BA in Professional Writing and Communications.

I started at Civic support as an intern and today I work on community initiatives like our annual Marketing Bootcamp, where I share my freelance social media marketing experience with fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners. After working as Editor for the South Coast Travel Guide, I took my passion for adventure and travel and made a career out of it, co-founding Cape Cod Wandering Mermaids; a girl’s guide to adventures on Cape Cod. Freelance Professional Web Writing & Social Media Marketing affords me the opportunity to work remotely while raising my son. I also started a personal travel blog, Just Beachy Jenny, and I hope to one day travel the world and get paid to share my journey with you!

13138732_10153439791115458_6754123633002320572_n Danielle Sharples
Danielle is a graphic designer at Hasbro by day and freelancer by night. She’s interested in purposeful design that impacts communities with positive change. Her multidisciplinary experience: brand identity, packaging design, UI/UX, motion graphics, and photography has helped shape small businesses and non-profits in the New England area.
13138732_10153439791115458_6754123633002320572_n Sean Silva
My name is Sean Silva and I’m a New England-based designer with a love of brand development and hand-crafted work. In my eyes, there is nothing better than a well designed identity or interesting packaging. The exploration of every aspect of design has been a momentous journey for me and taught me a valuable lesson: design should solve problems. As designers, our job is to connect with people and inform them on a topic or guide them through a complicated project. Research is integral to this process as well as to the formulation of a great design. This does not mean, however, that a project should be overly logical; the fun of building a design is why I decided to dedicate my life to this craft in the first place.
12038400_640789058488_4926984108967256187_n Michael Ryan
Michael is a software engineer who has experience with developing everything from apps to websites. He has worked with nonprofit, small business and government clients.