An accomplished writer with a penchant for social media, Rebecca has been active in the non-profit world since 2000. She was appointed to the City of Dallas Animal Shelter Commission in 2007 and served nearly 8 years. During that time, Rebecca was appointed Chair of the Dallas Companion Animal Project, that city’s No Kill Task Force and later co-founded the non-profit of the same name.

Rebecca worked with Animal Rescue New Orleans rescuing pets after Hurricane Katrina and assisted with various large- scale seizures and puppy mill busts throughout North Texas. Rebecca handled a variety of special projects, statistics, reporting and presentations, as well as both social and traditional media for Dallas Animal Services. She researched and wrote the $ 300,000 grant that made possible the creation of a volunteer program at Dallas Animal Services. Rebecca was instrumental in helping coordinate the City’s response when Bentley, Nina Pham’s beloved dog was exposed to Ebola, which created the foundation for future forays in crisis communication, assisting Dallas Animal Services, their partners, and local businesses in times of need.

While in Texas, she served on the Board of Directors of Texas Unites, a state-wide coalition of animal welfare organizations, and is former coordinator of Texas Unites for Animals, the largest regional conference in the country. Rebecca has written numerous articles on non-profit management and animal welfare, and taught workshops in social media and crisis communication.

In the Spring of 2017, she and her husband relocated to Arizona where she served as Director of Development & Communications for the Humane Society of Sedona. At HSS, she was responsible for donor and media relations, branding, social media, grants, and events – including the wildly popular 2017 Pet Lovers Gala Monte Carlo Night at Enchantment that raised nearly $50,000.

As 2017 drew to a close Rebecca began laying the foundation to help even more Verde Valley non-profits and small businesses by offering grant-writing, event planning, social media consulting, report-writing and crisis communication on a freelance basis beginning in January 2018.


Want more information?  Contact Rebecca directly at rpolingtx@outlook.com.