Today is an interesting age. There are seven billion people on the planet, all with their own preferences and experiences as it pertains to giving, sharing, learning, and engaging. Digital media levels the playing field for anyone looking to share a message with the world, increases the value of authentic dialogue, and highlights the importance of narrative.

But it doesn’t replace the role of personal connection in the analog world.

Here’s My Chance (HMC) is a “creative agency for good” that provides high-quality, affordable design and strategic services for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, HMC is among the most respected resources in the regional and national social impact communities for creative services and communication strategies. Our approach allows anyone to find their voice and communicate effectively in a diverse and rapidly evolving world.

By partnering with client organizations that are in-line with our core values, we work collaboratively to create a more efficient and therefore more effective social good sector.

As an agile and adaptive creative agency, HMC’s unique approach enables individuals and companies to find their voice and communicate effectively in a diverse and rapidly evolving world. Our fresh style, socially-conscious philosophy, and commitment to swift iteration and development have allowed us to successfully work with a diverse roster of domestic and international client organizations, including grassroots organizations, corporate giving programs, national foundations, universities, and city governments. Our campaigns have been recognized by local and national media outlets including the Today Show, CNN, and Good Housekeeping.

Since our founding in 2011, we have worked with more than 40 nonprofits and social enterprises across the globe on branding, digital design, communication strategy, donor development, leadership training, and digital dialogue, among other core creative issues. Whether you’re looking to engage a new member base, convey your vision clearly to the world, create a recognizable brand, or train your leadership to communicate with clarity, Here’s My Chance is your only resource.

HMC's Team Members

David Gloss Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

David Gloss

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

"Top 12 Entrepreneurs under 30 to watch in 2012" - The Philadelphia Business Journal
"Top 100 City Innovators Worldwide" - UBM Future Cities

As Co-Founder and CEO of Here’s My Chance, Dave ensures that creative concepts and key decisions maintain relevancy for the agency’s clients and their strategic business partnerships and social impact goals.

Before launching Here’s My Chance, David spent three years working with Artists & Instigators, a Marc Ecko venture capital and innovation group, supporting investor relations and market due diligence. His efforts led to investment into Ryzing, a social gaming company, where David built real-time sweepstakes games allowing players to win cash and prizes while supporting charitable organizations. His unique incentive mechanics were influential in the growth of the 500,000+ player community and set a new standard for the use of games for social good.

David began his career in Washington, D.C. working with federal agencies and contractors on the use of enterprise software and Web 2.0 technologies to drive efficient government and civic engagement. As a market entry specialist, David helped educate established government bureaucrats and Fortune 1000 executives on the power of transparency and interactive media to simplify procurement cycles, partner relations, employee training, and communication infrastructure.

David holds an MBA in International Business from Temple University’s Fox School. He is the Mobile Application Board Advisor of Zagster, a TechStars company and Executive Chair of The Spruce Foundation, cultivating the next generation of Philadelphia’s philanthropists and youth advocates.

Kevin Colahan Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer

Kevin Colahan

Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer

"Top 100 City Innovators Worldwide" - UBM Future Cities

As Co-Founder and COO for Here’s My Chance, Kevin is the glue that keeps our team together. Kevin is a highly qualified technical project/product manager and business analyst and has worn whatever hat necessary over the past two years to help HMC get to where it is today. His previous work with Delphic Sage and GMAC ensures that he has unique experience managing the delivery of custom business and marketing applications.

Managing clients such as Johns Hopkins University, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and Sovereign Bank, Kevin has been able to consistently deliver interactive projects under budget and ahead of schedule. Kevin’s management has ensured activation of more than five million citizens and nonprofit supporters and has helped raise an estimated  $10 million for charitable causes.

Additionally, Kevin was contracted by YouTube cult sensation The Angry Video Game Nerd (James Rolfe) of Cinemassacre. During his tenure, Kevin doubled online ad revenue, extensively expanded social media presence with crowd/fan-sourced contests, and helped the Angry Video Game Nerd capture Mashable’s Best Online Video Web Series.

Kevin does not like coffee, but he does love his pug Lily and old school hip-hop. Lily has been appointed as the mascot of HMC.


Elliot Cowan Creative Director

Elliot Cowan

Creative Director

As Creative Director for Here’s My Chance, Elliot leads the creative team for HMC’s client projects, from concept development and strategic planning to design and production completion. If he’s not behind his Mac, cuddling his Mac, or talking to his Mac, he’s sketching, collaborating with team members, or on the phone — you’ll probably find him rambling about some new idea or product.

Elliot joined HMC after running his own design agency in the UK which specialized in working with nonprofits from around the globe. His extremely creative background includes 10+ years of product design, graphics, photography, retouching, illustration, and beyond. He started his creative career as a product designer, producing for companies including “Design Within Reach”, “House of Fraser” and “John Lewis.” He has a Masters in Industrial Design.

In his spare time, Elliot likes to listen to 90s Hip Hop, cook up a storm like a pro, and watch his favorite soccer team, the mighty Tottenham Hotspurs. He’s also notorious for dreaming big, using movie quotes whenever possible, and drinking too much tea.

Lansie Sylvia Director of Communications & Engagement

Lansie Sylvia

Director of Communications & Engagement

In her role at Here’s My Chance, Lansie leads the agency’s external communication strategy and builds new community partnerships. Since 2010, she has worked as a fundraising and marketing professional in a variety of Philadelphia-based arts, culture, and youth education nonprofit organizations. Her areas of expertise include communication strategy, story telling, social media marketing, fund development, and community outreach. She is an award-winning storyteller and often sought after to present to groups and businesses.

She is also the founder of Philly Give & Get, a volunteer-run organization that promotes nonprofit partners and raises funds to support them via live-auction events in the Greater Philadelphia Area. For her work with Philly Give & Get, she was selected as a 2013 Social Impact Fellow by the University of Pennsylvania and awarded third place at the 2013 ReGenerate Philly Summit.

Before receiving her M.S. in Leadership for Social Change from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, she completed an AmeriCorps Year of Service in Providence, Rhode Island where she was an art instructor at an innovative charter school. Previous to that, she graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University and worked at an Indian NGO in New Delhi.

An active supporter of the arts, Lansie is a trustee of the Charlotte Cushman Foundation, and a member of the Curtis Crescendo Club, the Spruce Foundation, and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation’s Raven Society.

Max Applin Digital Maestro

Max Applin

Digital Maestro

Max heads up the digital production team for HMC. He has almost a decade of experience in providing user experience, information architecture and design led front-end solutions to a variety of clients across all major sectors. He also provides resources for technical development including CMS integration and eCommerce. He was apprenticed, and worked his way up through various UK agencies before coming to work with HMC.

Katelyn Joyce Senior Account Manager

Katelyn Joyce

Senior Account Manager

As Senior Account Manager for Here’s My Chance, Katelyn leads the agency’s client services department, managing timelines, keeping projects within budget and on schedule, and tracking and reporting on the progress of all client accounts. Katelyn maintains daily communication with her clients, bringing enthusiasm to each account, while successfully managing expectations.

While attending La Salle University and studying Advertising and Communication, Katelyn learned and worked directly with some of the best professionals across Philadelphia, interning at Braithwaite Communications, the National Constitution Center, Tierney Communications and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. She also was extremely active in her Social and Service Sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, serving as Public Relations Vice President.

After graduating Cum Laude from La Salle, Katelyn joined Munroe Creative Partners, where she served as Project Manager for five years. Katelyn’s past clients include the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Hard Rock Café,  Liberty Property Trust, Widener University, and Provident Bank, among many others.

When not working, Katelyn can most often be spotted at dog parks across the city, playing with her morkie, Sumo. Both Katelyn and Sumo love participating in the annual Pawsiblities Pet Parade in Old City, where Katelyn helps with PR, Sumo always enters to win “Best Dressed,” and all proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and Operation Ava.