2020 marked the beginning of a massive change in the way nonprofits use technology and social networks to connect with supporters and how they’re shaping the supporter experience. As the lines between traditional and virtual fundraising blur, social engagement and ease are critical.
Clare Mitchell, Chief Information Officer, GiGi’s Playhouse
With 46+ brick and mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse is the ONLY network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers providing FREE, life-changing therapeutic, educational and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals with Down syndrome of all ages. Clare began her tenure at GiGi’s Playhouse as a volunteer assisting a fledgling nonprofit in selecting and implementing its first database. As GiGi’s evolved into a fast growing, entrepreneurial nonprofit, Clare and her team developed robust automation and integrated software encompassing every aspect of the business including donation management, marketing, program and volunteer management and participation, and recording critical outcomes from our purposeful and progressive programs. Prior to GiGi’s Playhouse, Clare spent much of her career in the software industry specializing in business process consulting and automation.
Rich Dietz, Director, Online Giving Solutions, OneCause
Rich Dietz began his nonprofit career when he was the director of a mentoring organization in college. He has spent the last 20 years working both in and with a wide variety of nonprofit, political, and government organizations as well as technology companies focused on the nonprofit sector.
It is this unique background and experience – working directly in nonprofit organizations and working on the technology side – that allows him to better understand and assist nonprofit organizations with their technology needs.
Rich Dietz holds a M.S.W. from the University of California – Berkeley as well as a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA.
Emily Newberry, Vice President of National Accounts, OneCause
As Vice President of National Accounts at OneCause, Emily works directly with national nonprofit organizations to understand challenges and opportunities and collaborates with nonprofit leaders on ways to engage donors and use technology to meet fundraising and stewardship goals. Prior to joining OneCause, Emily was the Director of Development at the Muscular Dystrophy Association, responsible for managing several fundraising events, monitoring grant spending and care at two multi-disciplinary health clinics and procuring grant funding.
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