As the founder of Positive Equation, her mission is to teach nonprofits how to transform their online experiences through digital marketing strategies and technology. Dana frequently speaks on innovative ways for nonprofits to increase their online fundraising efforts with guests on her podcast, Missions to Movements.
Sabrina is a certified consultant, coach, facilitator, & bestselling author that helps nonprofit and small business build relationships that increases revenue. She has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and leadership. Among Sabrina’s successes is that she increased operation revenue from $750,000 to $2.5M and completed a $12M comprehensive capital campaign in the 3rd poorest county in the United States. She has facilitated numerous workshops with hundreds of nonprofit and business professionals. Sabrina is certified in Nonprofit Management by Harvard Business School.
Uses he/him/his pronouns. His history with the nonprofit world and technology seems to be intertwined. Tim has 20 years of organization experience as a volunteer, youth worker, camp counselor, music instructor, foster parent, getaway driver for teens in danger, board member, finance director, bookkeeper, recruiter, and community administrator…the list goes on. He has seen system deficiencies range from missed opportunities to damaged relationships in these capacities. Tim believes that Digital Transformation is affordable and scalable with nonprofits of all sizes and is obsessed with The Human Stack℠.
Cindy is the founder of a values-driven, social-justice-informed consultancy that is working to unlock the potential of small nonprofits through fundraising. Cindy became a Certified Fundraising Executive in 2009 and received her MBA from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto in 2013. Cindy has presented for AFP, CanadaHelps, CharityVillage, Bloomerang, Keela, and Fundraising Everywhere. She is the host of The Small Nonprofit podcast, Canada’s #1 podcast for charities and author of Raise It! The Reluctant Fundraiser’s Guide to Raising Money Without Selling Your Soul.
Tim has more than 10 years of experience working for and volunteering with nonprofits. He has raised over $3 million for various causes, engaged and enhanced databases of all sizes, procured multiple successful grants, and formulated engaging communications and fundraising campaigns for several nonprofits. He has presented at international conferences and is a TEDx speaker on technology and philanthropy. He volunteers heavily in his home Niskayuna, NY.
Karen Graham is the managing director of education and outreach at Tech Impact, a nonprofit that connects technology with social change, and the home of the Nonprofit Technology Learning Center. She leads a team of researchers, trainers, and writers who create technology resources such as the Nonprofit Technology Policy Workbook, all designed to help nonprofit and philanthropic leaders put their vision into action.
Maria is a bilingual social media expert and holds a B.A. in Sociology from Aquinas College and a Master’s in Leadership Studies from North Central College. Maria has over 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector with diverse populations in California and Illinois — advocating for individuals and groups. Maria’s social media and content creation work have allowed her to continue serving and advocating for the most vulnerable members of our communities. Maria values compassion, dignity, transparency, respect, and diversity.
Stephen Jackson currently serves as the Director of Content and Communications for TechSoup. Jackson joined TechSoup in 2017. Previously he worked as a content writer, content producer, and journalist for nearly a decade in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to this role, he worked as Department Chair of Special Ed at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology, a school operating in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Jackson has a degree in philosophy from Colorado College and a master’s degree in learning and instruction from the University of San Francisco.
Susan Tenby has worked in online community management for 20 years. As the original Online Community Manager of TechSoup, Tenby was responsible for launching TechSoup’s community and social media presence.
As Director of Global Community for TechSoup, she currently leads a team of social media managers to help our partners manage their communities and to extend the reach of their online networks. Tenby uses her community management skills and social media listening expertise to analyze social networks, build community and generate leads. She also leads social media marketing strategy for the TechSoup global enterprise; and oversees the management of the primary social channels for the organization
With over 12 years in the creative industry, Lauren uses her award-winning design experience with agencies, startups, and Fortune 200’s to run HeartSpark Design, a nimble design studio that helps nonprofits attract more donors through branding and design.
Elizabeth has been a nonprofit professional for over 25 years, creating and implementing innovative organizational, marketing and educational strategies, with significant experience working on a senior level with many organizations. Since forming Intuition Consulting in 2008, she has specialized in working with advocacy organizations and other nonprofit and for-profit companies on strategies to encourage growth, expansion and visibility. She also works with for-profit companies to articulate their philanthropic needs, as well as organizations undergoing executive or board transitions. In many of her engagements, she is also responsible for initiating, cultivating and maintaining relationships with key Fortune 500 corporate partners for corporate philanthropy, cause marketing, sponsorship, and other support.
As Good Bones Consulting, we help organizations develop strong, resilient, and sustainable foundations so that they can grow sustainably. In short, we help orgs get their “good bones.” Our cumulative experience spans nearly every realm and function of the social impact sector. As leaders in operations, program management, strategy and more, we've worked to alleviate poverty, end homelessness, build fairer, more inclusive societies and protect the environment on three continents.
Matthew Zachary is a 26-year brain cancer survivor and one of the most respected, influential, and visionary voices in healthcare.
An award-winning concert pianist and film composer, he is the "Podfather" of healthcare broadcasting, amassing listenership in the millions since 2007. Hailed as "The Howard Stern" and "The People's Voice" of healthcare, he is currently the host of "Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary," a Top-10 healthcare podcast.
As the Founder of the award-winning nonprofit Stupid Cancer, he created the national Young Adult Cancer Movement and improved the lives of millions of patients in their teens, 20s, and 30s.
Matthew is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of OffScrip Health, the first audio broadcasting company focused solely on consumer health and patient engagement.
Diane H. Leonard, GPC, RST is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association.
Since 2006, Diane and her team have secured more than $94 million dollars in competitive grant awards for the clients of DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services. She is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association. She is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations.
Brian is Chief Mac Man of SellYourMac.com (SYM), the world’s most trusted and highest independently rated Apple trade-in company. SYM has paid out $49M+ and has helped over 100,000 customers. 💻📲 We are #1 rated in the Apple trade-in industry. We are fortunate to be able to gift Apple laptops to underprivileged youth to help them achieve their dreams through our Trade In For A Purpose™ program. 👩💻👨💻 Check out my TEDx Talk about gifting Macs on YouTube or TED. Currently, I am focused on the following: 💻 Evangelist (Chief Mac Man and Apple entrepreneur) 🙏🏼 Philanthropy (gifting Apple devices) 🗣️Public Speaker (TEDx and Vistage) 📈 LinkedIn Master Class and Coach
Chas is a fundraising & marketing technology leader with 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He has worked for large, publicly traded companies (Convio, Blackbaud) as well as national nonprofit organizations (American Rivers, PBS). Chas joined Raisely, the all-in-one fundraising platform, late last year and leads their growth plans in North America. Raisely is an employee-owned, for-purpose social enterprise (proud B-Corp ) who is trusted by organizations like UNICEF, ONE TREE PLANTED, SURFAID, OXFAM, and UNHCR.
Certified Nonprofit Professional and Coach
Called by many the "small nonprofit whisperer," Janet has offered encouraging accountability to nearly 500 small and early-stage nonprofits to empower them to bring their vision to reality. Janet is a coach who believes that small nonprofits deserve to thrive and works every day to empower nonprofit leaders to do more good in the world.
Nonprofit Digital Strategist & Technology Coach
Maureen has developed a proven process that maps your nonprofit’s strategic and operational goals to the right platforms and business processes – helping you make good decisions about the systems you use to engage your supporters. She is focused on helping the Accidental Techies working at nonprofits learn to navigate today’s complex technology platforms and get a good ROI on their technology investments. In addition to her work with clients, Maureen has authored two guides on nonprofit engagement software.
A sought-after speaker and trainer, she has led many live workshops and video webinars around the country at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, AFP conferences, BBCON, Peer-to-Peer World, and Bridge, and is one of TechSoup’s expert trainers.
Level Up Impact Group
Anna Dilernia, MBA is a self-described "Data Diva" with a passion for social impact. An unlikely superhero, she supports visionary leaders with data-driven strategy and performance improvement. Her superpowers include cross-sector expertise in healthcare, education, and philanthropy and an arsenal of technical skills, including business operations, data science, evaluation, grant management, lean six sigma, and facilitation, to name a few.
I counsel and educate nonprofits on how to incorporate and use technology and the data that technology generates -- to see what’s happening in the organization, and make better decisions about how to operate, serve and engage. Over 20+ years working inside of nonprofit organizations, I have worn many hats and know how organizations work (operate, measure, speak and serve), allowing me to quickly see issues and opportunities, and translate them into technology and business recommendations that work with all stakeholders.
Ricky is a jack of all trades and a master of some. He started his career in Higher Education, supporting a growing college that was expanding technical and operational support. He honed his software development skills during nights and weekends and developed a passion for helping others through technology development and implementation. Ricky lives with his wife and son in Southeast Ohio. He plays soccer, ultimate frisbee, bikes, and likes to camp.
Erika has worked in the nonprofit sector and local government, particularly in recreation. She is pursuing an Executive Master of Public Administration from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at Ohio University, where she has focused on nonprofit leadership and management. She began her career as the director of a neighborhood center and park (in Raleigh, NC), where she had the privilege of serving the Spanish-speaking community. Most recently, she has worked at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and the YMCA of Central Ohio. She currently lives in Columbus, OH, with her husband and daughter.
Co-founder and Strategic Planning Consultant, Mission Met
Eric Ryan has dedicated 25 years of his professional life to service. He is the co-founder of Mission Met, a company devoted to making strategic planning easier and more effective for nonprofit and organizational leaders around the world. In addition to his consulting work, he has started one nonprofit, been an executive director, and served on several boards as both treasurer and board chair. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Project Management Professional (PMP) & Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)
After more than 14 years in leadership and supervisory roles in higher education and libraries, Jami turned her experience managing teams, projects, and change and her passion for leadership development into Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation, where she helps mission-driven organizations lead more impactful projects, teams, and planning.
With more than a decade working in the nonprofit sector, Susan is passionate about the power of philanthropy and helping organizations meet and exceed their goals to fulfill their missions. Based in Chicago, Susan is an expert at nonprofit management and fundraising from individual donors, which represent the vast majority of charitable giving in the United States. Susan is a dynamic speaker, who is highly sought after to speak to nonprofit boards, fundraising trainings and conferences.