BYword and Design 
was founded in 2007 to offer marketing and fundraising services to small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations. Each principal partner brings more than 20 years' experience serving in nonprofit, business and government settings.

Barbara Yost

2016 Constant Contact Certified
Barbara has counseled and promoted businesses, cultural organizations, government agencies, health organizations and animal welfare agencies. She has won state and national awards for her communications and marketing campaigns.  She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, The Colorado Nonprofit Association and the Denver Woman's Press Club.

Barbara has experienced particular success integrating print and electronic media to enhance networking among members of nonprofit umbrella organizations. She uses innovative systems that save time and money on e-newsletter production while improving consistency and accuracy. Barbara enjoys campaigns of all kinds, such as membership, annual giving and conference promotion. She is well liked by conference sponsors and exhibitors. 

  Doug Yost, MPA, CCP
Integrating print and electronic communications is partly technical. Doug is BYword and Design's technical partner. He is both a technical and business manager who has been very successful at integrating business solutions with technical functions. Formally trained in administration and sociology as well as experienced with technology, he is well positioned to facilitate both the business objectives and human development of technical projects.

Doug has been a Certified Computing Professional since 1991, with specialties in management and procedural programming. His 20+ years of experience have included serving as the lead technical professional for a major Colorado foundation  and a major Colorado arts organization.