2020 Speakers
Learn from these industry experts and accelerate your impact.
Adam J. Foss
Prosecutor Impact
Executive Director
Adam J. Foss is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, and a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform. He is the founder of Prosecutor Impact, a non- ...
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Alison Kaprielian
Classy
Senior Operations Analyst
Alison Kaprielian is an operations analyst with a passion for leveraging data to drive organizational efficiencies. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business a ...
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Amy Pirozzolo
Fidelity Charitable
Head of Marketing
Amy Pirozzolo is head of marketing at Fidelity Charitable®, an independent public charity that has helped donors support more than 278,000 nonprofit organizations with over $35 billion in grants since ...
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Anne Williams-Isom
Harlem Children's Zone
Chief Executive Officer
Anne Williams-Isom is the chief executive officer for the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), a nonprofit antipoverty organization. Before becoming CEO in July 2014, she served as HCZ’s chief operating offi ...
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Arianna Zografos
Classy
Account Executive II
Arianna has been at Classy for almost three years and loves working with nonprofits to understand their biggest opportunities in fundraising, while demonstrating how great online technology can help t ...
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Atira Charles
The Charles Consulting Group
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Charles is an innovative diversity thought leader that has been a professor at some of the nation's top institutions, while publishing evidence-based diversity research in top academic journals. A ...
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Blythe Hill
Dressember Foundation
CEO & Founder
Blythe Hill is the CEO and founder of the Dressember Foundation, an anti-trafficking nonprofit organization. Through their annual campaign, thousands of people across the world commit to wearing dress ...
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Brad Chrisakis
Classy
Director, Training & Development
Brad Chrisakis has been a Classy team member since 2009, working in a handful of roles including customer success, sales, management, solutions engineering, and training/development. During his decade ...
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Brian von Kraus
FireWatch Solutions Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Brian von Kraus served in the Marine Corps for 15 years. After retiring in 2015, he began working for an NGO called Nuru International, conducting agriculture development projects throughout sub-Sahar ...
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Carrie Hessler Radelet
Project Concern International, A Global Communities Partner/Global Communities
President & CEO/President
Carrie Hessler-Radelet is the president and CEO of Project Concern International (PCI), a Global Communities Partner. She also serves as President of Global Communities. Prior to PCI, Hessler-Radelet ...
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Caryn York
Job Opportunities Task Force
Chief Executive Officer
Caryn York is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF), an independent, statewide nonprofit organization that promotes policies and programs to help low-wage workers ad ...
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Colin Ryan
The Paid Presenter
Professional Speaker & Speech Coach
Professional speaker and speaking coach Colin Ryan is on a mission to help you strengthen your message and multiply your supporters. Drawing on 10+ years experience as a professional speaker and an aw ...
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Colin Sylvester
Promise686
Director of Strategic Growth
Colin is the director of strategic growth at Promise686 and leads the strategy and implementation of fundraising initiatives. Prior to his current role, he worked in digital media and strategic develo ...
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David Cady
Virtuous
Chief Revenue Officer
David leads the growth efforts for Virtuous Software, a cloud software company focused on re-imagining generosity in the nonprofit space. David has worked in the software world for over 12 years, spec ...
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Denise Kruszewski
Center for Stress Recovery and Resilience
Chief Executive Officer & Owner/Founder
Dr. Kruszewski is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. Inspired by her unique experience providing clinical intervention, education, and training to the Marine ...
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Dolores Garay
GRID Alternatives
Director of Member and Donor Partnerships
Dolores Garay is the Director of Member and Donor Partnerships at GRID Alternatives. Her 20-year career in the nonprofit field has focused on development and fundraising and working with groups to fur ...
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Elizabeth Hilbert
Classy
Product Marketing Manager
Elizabeth Hilbert is a product marketing manager at Classy, where she works to educate the nonprofit community about Classy's newest fundraising features. Prior to joining the marketing team, Elizabet ...
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Gabe Cooper
Virtuous
CEO and Founder
Gabe Cooper is the founder and CEO of Virtuous Software, the responsive CRM, marketing automation, and fundraising platform that helps your nonprofit easily create personalized donor experiences at sc ...
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Gail Perry
Gail Perry Associates
Founder
Gail Perry, MBA CFRE, is an international philanthropy expert and nonprofit consultant, known for high-energy workshops and keynote presentations. She is the founder of Gail Perry Associates, a consul ...
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Gillian Tervet
Classy
Senior Technical Customer Success Manager
Gillian is a customer success manager at Classy, a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising tools for nonprofits. A strong background in digital marketing and user experience has ...
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Irene Webber
Classy
Senior Visual Designer
Irene is a visual designer at Classy who works closely with the marketing team to build Classy's brand presence and create meaningful content that shifts mindsets. ...
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Jake Wood
Team Rubicon
Co-founder & CEO
Jake Wood is cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that utilizes the skills of military veterans to deploy disaster response teams. Under Wood’s leadership, Team Rubicon has resp ...
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Joan Garry
Joan Garry Consulting, Nonprofit Leadership Lab
Principal and Founder
Joan Garry is an internationally recognized champion for the nonprofit sector and highly sought-after executive coach for CEOs of some of the nation’s largest organizations. Joan’s firm offers high-en ...
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Julia Campbell
J Campbell Social Marketing
Founder
Julia Campbell is nonprofit consultant and speaker focused on digital storytelling, social media marketing, and online fundraising. She is the author of two books, a mom of two kids, and a Returned Pe ...
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Karen Hopper
M+R
Senior Data Strategist
As the senior data strategist at M+R, Karen has the privilege of leading the testing team, overseeing website, email, and ad testing strategy, implementation, and reporting for more than 25 nonprofit ...
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Katie Green
The Trevor Project
Digital Giving Manager
Katie Green is a passionate storyteller and lover of all things digital. Her resume spans from ocean conservation to reproductive justice, but her work is always grounded in fostering online communiti ...
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Katie Vallas
DonorsChoose
Marketing Director, Teacher Success
Katie leads Teacher Success on the marketing & community team, overseeing initiatives to grow, connect, and empower the community of DonorsChoose teachers to help them succeed onsite and in their clas ...
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Kishshana Palmer
CEO of Kishshana & Co.
Founder of The Rooted Collaborative
Kishshana Palmer is a national speaker, trainer, and coach with a 17 year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. She’s a supernova on any stage and platforms due to her charisma ...
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Kendra Sinclair
Facebook
Strategic Partner Manager
Over the course of her 10 years at Facebook, Kendra has sought teams and products that bring people real delight and value. Before she joined the Social Impact organization, Kendra managed a global te ...
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Kwame Owusu-Kesse
Harlem Children's Zone
CEO-Elect
Kwame Owusu-Kesse has been the chief operating officer of the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) since 2014 and will become chief executive officer in July 2020. He grew up against a backdrop of poverty, si ...
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Laura Croft
CDC Foundation
Vice President for Advancement
Laura Croft joined the CDC Foundation in 2011 with a 25-year combination of non-profit and private sector expertise in fundraising and business development. As vice president for advancement, she is r ...
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Lindsey Lathrop
Lindsey Lathrop Coaching
Coach & Gender Equity Consultant
Lindsey Lathrop is a certified coach, gender equity consultant, and certified #IamRemarkable Google trainer. Lindsey's coaching empowers women and underrepresented groups to practice negotiation and s ...
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Lorna Davis
B Lab
Global Ambassador
Lorna has served for over 20 years as president of multinational consumer goods companies, including Danone, Kraft, and Mondelez. She has been a key leader in Danone’s purpose journey and is a Global ...
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Lynne Gilliland
Lynne Gilliland Consulting
Founder
Lynne Gilliland, M.S. is the founder of Lynne Gilliland Consulting. She is a seasoned executive coach and organizational resilience advisor and facilitator with over 20 years of consulting experience. ...
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Mark Stuart
The San Diego Foundation
President & CEO
Mark Stuart is a fundraising and community-building professional with nearly 30 years of experience. As president and CEO of The San Diego Foundation, he reports to and collaborates with the Board of ...
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Markus Achord
Independent Consultant
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader
Markus is highly respected for his experience in the field of diversity, equity, inclusion, and supplier diversity. His career includes D&I leadership positions at companies like Best Buy, Symantec, a ...
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Martha Pena
Facebook
Business Education Partner, North America
Martha Peña is a Blueprint Live Education Partner for North America, based in Austin, Texas. Martha has managed paid social both in-house and in agencies such as Deutsch and Mediacom for clients in th ...
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Melissa C. Potter
Odyssey Impact and Transform Films
Head of Social Impact and Communications
Melissa C. Potter is dedicated to standing at the forefront of impact innovation and social responsibility by using entertainment, media, partnerships and advocacy as a catalyst for social change. As ...
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Mia Gonzalez
Classy
Account Executive
Mia has been at Classy for over two years and is passionate about working with nonprofits to overcome their unique challenges on the online giving front and mobilize and empower the world for good. ...
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Mikki Kragelund
Classy
Enterprise Sales Executive
Mikki Kragelund joined Classy in 2016 and is currently an Enterprise Sales Director. She is focused on working directly with nonprofits in their evaluation of modernizing the giving experience and acc ...
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Noah Barnett
Virtuous
Director of Partnerships & Community
Noah Barnett is the director of partnerships and community at Virtuous, the responsive CRM and fundraising platform designed to help you grow giving and create a personalized donor experience at scale ...
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Rachel Thomas
ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Enterprise Senior Advisor
With over 20 years of experience, Rachel Thomas is a seasoned senior-level visionary at ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization that funds the lifesaving research and treatment of St. Jude C ...
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Ryan Szot
Classy
Senior Product Manager
Ryan has spent the better part of a decade building software within highly competitive markets. He drives for focus and clarity in his products. Ryan focuses on removing complexity for the customer wh ...
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Scot Chisholm
Classy
CEO + Co-Founder
Scot is the CEO & Co-Founder of Classy, which he co-founded after one of the largest cancer organizations in the country refused to accept the money he raised during a fundraising pub crawl held to ho ...
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Shane Michael Singh
The Trevor Project
Corporate Development Manager
Shane Michael Singh joined The Trevor Project in December 2019 as a Corporate Development Manager overseeing the organization's partnerships with entertainment, sports, restaurant, travel, and spirits ...
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Sharon Cody
Harbor Compliance
Nonprofit Partnership Manager
Sharon Cody is the Nonprofit Partnership Manager for Harbor Compliance. Sharon is passionate about educating nonprofits on the role of compliance as both a best practice and industry differentiator. H ...
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Shereef Elnahal
President & CEO of University Hospital in Newark
Former Health Commissioner of New Jersey
Dr. Shereef Elnahal is the president and CEO of University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey’s largest safety net hospital with over 500 licensed beds and $738.2 million in patient service revenue. Unive ...
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Shira Kogan
The Trevor Project
Senior Corporate Development Manager
Shira Kogan is a Senior Corporate Development Manager with The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. Shira's passion for d ...
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Smita Vadakekalam
Heller Consulting
Chief Operation Officer & Senior Strategist
Smita has been working with the nonprofit sector for over 20 years, working in fundraising, technology strategy, and operations streamlining. At Heller Consulting, she has worked with hundreds of nonp ...
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Soraya Alexander
Classy
SVP, Marketing and Customer Growth
Soraya oversees marketing and customer growth at Classy, a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate global ...
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Suzanne Husby
Make-A-Wish San Diego
Vice President, Mission Delivery
Suzanne Husby joined Make-A-Wish San Diego in 2003 as a fundraising intern and was hired as a staff member a few months later. Her roles have included Executive Assistant, Wish Coordinator, and Progra ...
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Taylor Hebble
Hope for Haiti
Marketing & Communications Manager
Taylor is a non-profit professional specializing in campaign strategy, communications, and community engagement. She is the creator of Hope for Haiti's flagship #HikeforHaiti virtual event and also se ...
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Taylor Luebkeman
Classy
Product Manager
Taylor began working at Classy in 2015 on the customer care team, but is now a product manager responsible for leading the team of engineers that focuses on providing the best payment and checkout exp ...
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Tim Gumto
Classy
Lead Product Manager
Tim Gumto has been part of the product team at Classy for the past eight years, with a focus on integrations, APIs, and platform partnerships. As a product manager, Tim is focused on understanding how ...
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Vu Le
NonprofitAF.com
Chief Unicorn
Vu Le (“voo lay”) writes the blog NonprofitAF.com. He is the former executive director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promote ...
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Whitney Yarnall
Sojourn Healing Collective
Founder, CEO
Whitney is an intuitive healer, spiritual mentor, and founder of Sojourn, a sacred healing space created for people to come as they are, align with their purpose, and feel supported as they grow to th ...
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