Silver Lining Communications, LLC was founded in 2003 by Michele Hickey who, at that time, had been writing professionally for nonprofit organizations for more than fifteen years. Michele crafted narratives of all shapes and sizes for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Her client list quickly expanded to include consultants to the nonprofit sector as well as entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Today, Silver Lining focuses on the needs of authors who need a little help authoring.

Michele has an MS in Professional and Technical Communication from NJIT, an MA in Nonprofit Management from the New School University, a BA in Business from Rutgers University, and has been an AFP Certified Fund Raising Executive since 1998.

In addition to her work at Silver Lining Communications, Michele is Senior Director of Executive Search for The Nonprofit Search Group, a new initiative focused on identifying talented executives for c-suite roles in social impact organizations.