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SRG Strategic Consulting

Advocacy, policy, and communications consultant

Shani Raine Gilchrist is a consultant, writer, and strategist with 20 years of experience in journalism and advocacy. She recently shifted her focus to humanitarian and global policy after years of reporting, editorial writing, and participation on panels for conferences and national news platforms. A Truman National Security Project Political Partner, she is known for presenting thoughtful, balanced, and well-researched perspectives in her initiatives and projects.
Located in South Carolina
Freelancing for +11 years
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Service Packages

White papers

60-min strategy session 30-min kickoff call In-depth research Detailed outline Up to 4 interviews Transcripts from interviews Up to 1,500 words 5 rounds of revisions Manage review and approval Weekly email update Bi-weekly status call Priority scheduling

Projects starting at $4,500.00

Advocacy explainers and leave-behinds

For nonprofits and advocacy groups. Custom materials created to fit your advocacy campaign. Deliverables include written copy explaining the issue and/or policy of focus to the public, stakeholders, and/or policymakers. Package includes: 30 to 60 minute kickoff and strategy call Material research Detailed outline 3-5 rounds of revisions Project updates via email Status calls as necessary

Hourly rate $150.00

Custom crisis communications template package

Customized package of templates to have on hand when the need arises to address an organizational or public facing crisis. Deliverables include resource and media lists, glossary of terms, team assignments, roles and responsibilities outline, communication protocols and decision-making processes, templates for communication (press releases, internal memos, social media, etc.), and timeline. Package also includes: 60-min strategy session 30-min kickoff call Detailed outlines Up to 4 interviews Transcripts from interviews 5 rounds of revisions Manage review and approval Weekly email update Weekly or Bi-weekly status call Priority scheduling

Projects starting at $5,000.00

About

Shani Raine Gilchrist is an experienced strategist and writer who transitioned from journalism to international policy and consulting work after providing assistance to at-risk Afghan women seeking asylum in the United States in August 2021. With over 20 years of experience in writing and advocacy, Gilchrist has shared her analysis on various platforms including Daily Beast, Longreads, NPR, and MSNBC. She has worked on issues such as refugee assistance, global food security, DEI, and challenges facing women and girls. Additionally, she has volunteered or served on boards for organizations, including the ONE Campaign’s Girls and Women initiative, the South Carolina Arts Foundation, and the AfghanEvac Coalition. She was also founding chair of One Columbia for Arts and History, an organization promoting collaboration between cultural organizations, city government, and the citizens of Columbia. Recently, she joined the Truman National Security Project as a Political Partner.

Industry Experience
Government & Public Sector
Media & Entertainment
Publishing & Editorial
Third Sector & Not-for-Profit
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