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speakers

mainstage speakers

Gabe Cooper

Founder and CEO, Virtuous

Presentation Topic – The Responsive Nonprofit

Gabe Cooper is the Founder and CEO of Virtuous, a Responsive Nonprofit CRM & Marketing Platform helping nonprofits build lasting relationships with their donors. He is also the author of the top-selling book Responsive Fundraising and The Responsive Nonprofit: 8 Practices that Drive Nonprofit Innovation. After serving in a leadership role at a large nonprofit, Gabe went on to help build a series of successful software products in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. His team’s products have been featured in Wired, USA Today, NY Times, and Apple’s WWDC. His drive stems from a passion to create market-defining software and help charities reimagine generosity.

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Kiersten Hill

Director of Nonprofit Solutions, Firespring

Presentation Topic – The Importance of Storytelling

Meet Kiersten Hill, the driving force behind Firespring’s nonprofit solutions and an inspiration to organizations nationwide. With nearly two decades of dedicated service in nonprofit management and fundraising, Kiersten has raised over $20 million to strengthen Nebraska’s nonprofit sector.

A dynamic thought leader and speaker, Kiersten captivates audiences with her expertise on marketing, fundraising, board development and organizational transformation. In the past year alone, she has led or presented at nearly 100 webinars and nonprofit conferences—her insights sparking inspiration and change. As a certified StoryBrand Guide, Kiersten has unlocked the power of storytelling, guiding nonprofits to craft compelling narratives that resonate deeply with their audiences.

Bill McKendry

Founder and CEO, BrandHaven

Presentation Topic – DO MORE GOOD WITH LESS

Bill McKendry is Founder + Chief Creative Officer of BrandHaven. He and his team, which includes a large network of world-class resources, have created and implemented marketing and branding efforts for a diverse mix of nonprofit and corporate clients. The organizations he’s led major initiatives for are He Gets Us, Salvation Army and World Vision as well as American Express, Target Stores and Taco Bell. Bill is a frequent speaker and thought-leader on the topic of branding/marketing for nonprofits and is the author of the bestselling book DO MORE GOOD | Moving nonprofits from good to growth. 

workshop speakers

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Tina Widmyer

Director of Business Development, Supporting Strategies

Presentation Topic – Beyond the Red Tape:  Overcoming Nonprofit Accounting Roadblocks

Tina Widmyer is a seasoned professional with a passion for driving growth and impact within the nonprofit industry. With over 20 years of experience across diverse industries and in various capacities within organizations, she has demonstrated a commitment to fostering strategic partnerships and innovative solutions while having a keen understanding of the intricacies involved in nonprofit finances. As Director of Business Development at Supporting Strategies, a leading provider of outsourced accounting services, Tina specializes in tailoring accounting solutions to meet the diverse needs of nonprofits facing unique financial challenges. Given her background, she understands how to develop tailored strategies that maximize resources to support sustainable growth.

Known for her collaborative approach and ability to align Supporting Strategies services with organizations, Tina identifies new opportunities and implements initiatives that allow nonprofits to focus on what matters most to them – advancing their mission. Tina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development.

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Josi Garfield

Founder, Branch Out Social

Presentation Topic – Real AI Strategies for Nonprofit Marketers

Josi Garfield is a social media strategist and founder of Branch Out Social, a social media agency for impact organizations dedicated to leveraging the power of social media for positive change. With a rich background in PR and a heart deeply rooted in the nonprofit sector, Josi has transformed her passion for making a difference into a career that amplifies the voices of impact organizations nationwide. Since launching Branch Out Social in 2021, she has dedicated herself to serving incredible clients, helping them navigate the complexities of social media to drive awareness, foster genuine connections, and inspire action to further their mission. Josi’s approach is deeply personal and strategic, focusing on creating content that moves people from passive observers to passionate change-makers. Her work is characterized by a commitment to purpose-driven impact, education and empowerment, and building authentic relationships online. With expertise in the latest social media trends and technological advancements, Josi ensures her clients stay ahead of the curve, delivering high-quality service that resonates with audiences and achieves meaningful results.

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Erik Tomalis

Chief Evangelist,  Virtuous

Presentation Topic – Understanding Today’s Donor: How to Design Systems that Build Lasting Relationships

Erik Tomalis is a proven fundraising professional that is forward thinking, people driven, but most of all results oriented. With over 20 years of professional fundraising experience, he made over 4,000 donor solicitations where he has raised millions of dollars for many non-profit organizations.

 

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attendee testimonial

“Cause Camp is like the bee’s knees. It’s an opportunity to be all in with other social impact professionals who care very deeply about their causes.You get to be in community and share experiences in a real way. It’s not surface level networking but an opportunity to go really deep.”

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