Ch-ch-ch-changes at Mixtape Communications

Zan McColloch-Lussier

I’m going back to work and plan to keep blogging & sharing.

A special update from Zan McColloch-Lussier, DJ & Idea Generator at Mixtape Communications

For the last 2 and a half years Mixtape Communications has been my hub for learning about social media and communications and then applying this new knowledge to projects with local foundations and nonprofits. Starting next week things are going to change a little bit for me and how Mixtape Communications works. I’m thrilled to announce that starting September 24th I’ll be the new Director of Marketing & Community Engagement at Food Lifeline, an affiliate of Feeding America. Food Lifeline leads our community with innovative and effective responses to hunger and I’m eager to apply the same traits to their marketing and community engagement efforts.

So how does this affect Mixtape Communications? Primarily it means that for the foreseeable future I’II will be taking a hiatus from consulting directly with nonprofits and foundations. Although I won’t be able to help nonprofits and foundations one-on-one I do plan to continue blogging and sharing resources, tools & tips via social media. I will also continue to speak and present on social media & communications.

As I get ready to embark on this new opportunity I want to thank all the great nonprofits and foundations that I’ve really enjoyed working alongside via Mixtape Communications. That would be you:  Springwire, Pride Foundation, a child’s right, Alzheimer’s Association- Western and Central Washington, Beyond the Bridge, Philanthropy Northwest, Friends of the Orphans, Bellingham Food Bank, Global Washington, Mt. Emily Safe Center, KING-FM, Potlatch Fund and Imago.

Here’s to taking all that you’ve taught me and using it to feed people with Food Lifeline!

Your pal,


Zan McColloch-Lussier


  • Mark Root-Wiley

    Sounds like an exciting new opportunity! Good luck with the new position, and I’m glad you’re going to keep blogging.

    • Zan McCollochLussier

      Thanks, Mark. Hope to see you at a 501 tech meet up soon.

  • Richelle Morgan

    Congratulations! Enjoy the new gig.

    • Zan McCollochLussier

      Thanks so much, Richelle!

  • Laura Kimball

    Congratulations on the new gig, Zan! And I’m stoked that you’ll still be sharing and blogging over here!

    • Zan McCollochLussier

      Thanks, Laura! My frequency of posting might wane (not like it’s been stellar) but I really enjoy blogging so I hope to keep it going.

  • Tom Vasquez


    • Zan McCollochLussier

      Thanks, Tom!

  • Beth Ann Locke

    Congrats, Zan! I know you will rock the new gig.

    • Zan McCollochLussier

      Thank you, Beth Ann!

  • Tammie Schacher

    Congratulations! They are so lucky to have you on their team!

    • Zan McColloch-Lussier

      Thank you, Tammie! I feel very lucky as well.

  • Joy Scott

    Congratulations, Zan! I’m so happy for you, and for Food Lifeline, of course!

    • Zan McColloch-Lussier

      Thanks so much, Joy!

  • Carrie Zanger

    Congratulations, Zan! I’m so grateful to have had the chance to work with you and learn from you and the brilliance that is Mixtape Communications. I know you’ll rock it at Food Lifeline, and am looking forward in continuing to read your blog here!

    • Zan McColloch-Lussier

      Thank you, Carrie!