üma kleppinger

brand communications strategist + writer


Marketing strategies and technologies change with the wind.
Great communication never goes out of style.

It seems there's always a new gimmick—a must-have tool, some tactic to embrace—promising ever greater returns. But the best marketing, the most successful fundraising, and genuinely compelling internal and external communications all hinge on something that never changes…


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Hi! I'm Üma.

I'm a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and communications strategist based in Portland, OR.

I work with B Corps, nonprofits, and other mission-driven brands who believe that making sustainable and equitable change is as important as making a buck.

My writing work is informed by solid marketing and communications strategy and my first career as a visual designer. My strategy is strengthened by understanding the power of compelling, clear communications.

When I'm not writing for clients, I'm working on thought leadership pieces that explore topics such as servant leadership, regenerative enconomies, and mental health activism.

My name is Üma. The umlaut is silent.

Work With Me

Although I've worked as a consultant and freelance writer for most of my career, I've enjoyed long-term engagements with several clients in the publishing, fitness, consumer goods and health verticals. I am open to long or short-term contract work or a full-time engagement in a growth position. I always welcome the opportunity to make connections.


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Well, you can unsubscribe at any time, but I promise I'll only send you the good stuff. None of that weird marketing smarminess and formulaic nurture sequence stuff.

Just good stories about good people doing good stuff. And maybe a little creative nonfiction now and then. 


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Üma Kleppinger is a communications consultant helping emerging businesses and regenerative and sustainability nonprofits with content and authority marketing, communications strategy and execution.


hello (AT) umakleppinger.com

(503) 819-6953