Spotlight: 2015 Conference Speakers

Each month we go up close and personal with peer-to-peer fundraising professionals to learn what motivates them, how they got their start and some of the challenges they face every day.  For our November Peer-to-Peer Spotlight we are highlighting some of the speakers you can look forward to at our 2015 Conference — February 24 & 25 in […]

Chad Leathers – Executive Director & Co-Founder, Cupid Charities

Featured October 2014             Name: Chad Leathers Title: Executive Director & Co – Founder Location: Cupid Charities | Cupid’s Undie Run Number of years as a fundraiser: 6 Number of years at current organization: 5 What inspired you to do this work? To begin with, my youngest brother Drew. Drew […]

Gina Butler – Vice President, Peer to Peer, Covenant House

Featured September 2014             Name: Gina Butler Title: Vice President, Peer to Peer, Covenant House Location: New York, NY Number of years as a fundraiser: 6.5 years Number of years at current organization: 6.5 years   What keeps you motivated to do this work? Where do I begin? Our mission brought me here, but […]

Wendy Folk Vizek – Director, Walk to End Alzheimer’s

 Featured August 2014             Name: Wendy Folk Title: Director, Walk to End Alzheimer’s Location: Orlando Number of years as a fundraiser: 17 Number of years at current organization: 1.5 What inspired you to do this work? Or, what keeps you motivated to do this work? My dad taught me at […]

Christie Madsen – Director of National Event & Brand Campaigns, Make-A-Wish Foundation

  Featured July 2014 Name: Christie Madsen Title: Director of National Event & Brand Campaigns, Make-A-Wish Foundation Location: Phoenix, AZ Number of years as a fundraiser: 10 Number of years at current organization: 2     What inspired you to do this work?  I always knew I wanted to work in nonprofit, but didn’t quite […]

Todd Setter – National Director, Run/Walk Series, Colon Cancer Alliance

Featured June 2014 Name: Todd Setter Title: National Director, Run/Walk Series (Colon Cancer Alliance) Location: Washington, DC Number of years as a fundraiser: 10 Number of years at current organization: 3.5   What inspired you to do this work? I lost my father, who was my best friend, to colon cancer in 1998. He was […]

Nicole Preston – Managing Director, National Campaign Development, American Diabetes Association

  Featured Week of May 12, 2014 Name: Nicole Preston Title:  Managing Director, National Campaign Development, American Diabetes Association Location:  Alexandria, VA Number of years as a fundraiser: 17 Number of years at current organization: 10       What inspired you to do this work?   I have family members with diabetes and I love cycling.  I’m […]

Katie Kotkins – Director, Cycle for Survival at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Featured week of April 7, 2014 Name: Katie Kotkins Title:  Director, Cycle for Survival at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Location:  New York City Number of years as a fundraiser: 10 Number of years at current organization: 8   What inspired you to do this work?   Growing up in Seattle, my parents were deeply involved […]

Sheri Soltes – Founder and President, Service Dogs, Inc.

Featured week of March 10, 2014 Name: Sheri Soltes Title:  Founder and President, Service Dogs, Inc. Location:  Dripping Springs, Texas Number of years as a fundraiser: 26 Number of years at current organization: 26   What inspired you to do this work?   I felt stressed out practicing trial law in Houston. I was good […]

Betty Ross – Vice President of Campaign Development, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Featured week of February 10, 2014 Name: Betty Ross Title:  Vice President of Campaign Development, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Location:  Denver, CO Number of years as a fundraiser: 37 Number of years at current organization: 37   What inspired you to do this work?   I was introduced to the nonprofit world at an early […]