D. Yvonne Rivers is Principal and Founder of Phoebe Marketing Group, a public relations, marketing and media buying agency. Some of the specialties skills include strategic business and marketing plans, press kit development, corporate sponsorships for businesses and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Rivers is a facilitator for business training and women's empowerment sessions.
Phoebe Marketing Group was founded in 1997. Small business consulting, non-profit fund raising and grants consulting are some of the services of Phoebe Marketing Group.
Yvonne founded in 2002 the Women’s Point of View Forums and Phoebe Women Network. Phoebe Women Network is a network of women who are 'seeking to achieve their fullest potential.'
Yvonne is also a Workshop Presenter for the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Ms. Rivers is the co-founder of Nonprofit Boot Camp in 2005, a course curriculum of interactive workshop training for nonprofit organizations. Webinars are also offered to individuals. She is also a facilitator for workshops for VISTA and Americorp.
D. Yvonne Rivers graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and did graduate studies in Marketing at VCU in Richmond. Phoebe’s mission is “To serve others beyond measure and to achieve Excellence”. Ms. Rivers was named YWCA of South Hampton Roads ‘Woman of Distinction’ in Communications in 2009. PMG expanded with an office in Washington, DC in 2010 and is establishing a social entrepreneurship in Tamale Ghana, West Africa for women entrepreneurs.
Yvonne also serves as Marketing Director of Trice Edney News Wire www.triceedneywire.com , a news and information news wire targeting the African American population across the globe.
Phoebe Women Network (PWN) in Washington, DC serves women in micro-enterprise businesses to become economically empowered. Yvonne also serves as a facilitator and presenter to returning citizens in Washington, DC and serves as a Business and Empowerment Coach and Motivational Speaker to women and men to utilize their skills and aptitudes to become entrepreneurs.
Previous and current clients include Affinity 4, Inc., a national business interest of TD Jakes Ministries in helping nonprofit organizations raise money, Essence College Campus Tour, Hand in Hand, Inc. Mentoring Initiative,City of Hampton, Hampton Jazz Festival, New Journal and Guide Centennial Gala and Black Press Hall of Fame and many more.
Yvonne has over twenty-five years of nonprofit consulting and strategic planning experience, marketing national advertising and sponsorships for radio and newspapers and other media organizations across the United States.
D. Yvonne Rivers
The Phoebe Group
(202) 239.0382 Washington, DC
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