all star cast
Cause Camp will cover topics from across the nonprofit sector. Check back in as we reveal more speakers!
Owner, Positive Equation
Presentation Topic – Turn Your Mission Into an Online Movement: The 4-Step Content Strategy I Used to Produce Movember’s 2019 North America Digital Campaign
Dana Snyder is an entrepreneur, digital strategist, and passionate conscious consumer. She founded Positive Equation in 2017 with a focus on helping nonprofits cultivate passionate online audiences of donors, partners, and advocates using social media. Currently based in Atlanta, Dana has worked with Movember, Dress for Success, USTA, Honest Company, SportsIllustrated, American Idol, The Global FoodBanking Network, The Gary Sinise Foundation, LA84 Foundation, and many more on their digital strategies. Dana is a member of the Purpose Collaborative, an invitation-only, global group of 40+ boutique firms, consultancies, and subject matter experts, all passionate about social purpose. Dana graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Central Florida.
Presentation Topic – The Power of Small: Why Small can be More Powerful than Big
Masami was born in Japan but her desire to expand her horizons took her on a global journey. She has been a serial entrepreneur since 2001, starting and running several commercial enterprises all aiming to transform the way businesses are operated today. And by taking a completely new look at the power of giving, she founded B1G1 (Buy1GIVE1) in 2007. She also radiates her principles through her writing and speaking. She has authored four books including, ‘JOY – The gift of acceptance, trust and love’, ‘GIVING BUSINESS – Creating the maximum impact in the meaning-driven world’, ‘Better Business, Better Life, Better World’ and ‘LEGACY – the Sustainable Development Goals in Action’.
DEI Expert, President & Founder, Global Bridgebuilders
Presentation Topic – The Myth of Successful Diversity Programs: Great Intentions & The Beautiful Room
Skot is the Principal and Founder of Global Bridgebuilders (GBB). He has been a global bridge builder long before he founded the company in 2006. Growing up in a military family gave Skot a unique perspective on diversity that he still carries and a passion for helping organizations tap into the vast experiences of their employees to create stronger businesses.
Digital Wellness Keynote Speaker
Presentation Topic – Courage to Connect: Inspiring Connection in a Hybrid Workplace
Mark Ostach helps people find the courage to connect – with themselves, their purpose, and with the people in their lives, both online and offline. Mark’s goal is to restore energy and focus to organizations battling modern life’s non-stop pace and growing sense of disconnection. A nationally recognized speaker on Digital Wellness, Mark has done two TED talks and spoken to thousands of people all over the country encouraging them to embrace a culture of digital wellbeing.
Partner & Chief Growth Officer, Big Duck
Presentation Topic – Courageous or Cautious? Establishing Your Nonprofit’s Brand Personality
Farra Trompeter (she/her), Partner and Chief Growth Officer at Big Duck, directs the firm’s marketing and business development efforts, seeking to build relationships with nonprofits who want to use communications to achieve their mission. Farra has led dozens of organizations through major brand overhauls, fundraising campaigns, and much more since joining Big Duck in 2007. She’s a frequent speaker around the country, training nonprofit staff and board members on branding, communications planning, and engaging donors at all giving levels.
CEO & Founder, Corporate Giving Connection (CGC)
Presentation Topic – Friends with Benefits: Easy Steps to Grow Your Network
intensive track presenters
You get to pick from two incredible topics on the first day of Cause Camp!
Choose from Forwarding Faith for Faith-Based Organizations or Prioritizing & Planning, A Practical Marketing Intensive.
CEO, Open Lines Marketing
Presentation Topic – Prioritizing & Planning, A Practical Marketing Intensive
Founder & President, Money for Ministry
Presentation Topic – The Rising Tide of Wealth and Worship: 5 Estate Gift Trends That Will Blow Your Mind
Mike Buwalda is the founder and president of Money for Ministry, a consulting firm specializing in estate gift growth for Christian nonprofits. The Money for Ministry approach moves organizations to think beyond addressing donors with the typical legal jargon of planned giving, and helps them speak straight to the heart of their donors instead. This “faith and family” approach moves donors through a process of awareness, to interest, to action — producing measurable results. Money for Ministry’s roster of clients recently crossed the $1 billion mark in their planned gift pipelines.
Vicky Mixson, APR
Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Wycliffe Bible Translators USA
Presentation Topic – Collaborating for Greater Impact
Vicky joined the Wycliffe team in 2012, serving as the Director of Public Relations and later as the Senior Director of Communications. She now serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, using her years of experience to give strategic oversight to Wycliffe’s Advancement, Communications, Marketing and Prayer, Events and Guest Experiences departments. Prior to working at Wycliffe, she was a communications consultant for clients in the agribusiness, higher education, banking and transportation sectors.
Director of Business Development, Barna Group
Presentation Topic – Faith & Culture: Finding Opportunities To Do More Good
Matthew Randerson serves as the Director of Business Development for Barna Group and works with parachurch organizations to identify their most important business opportunities using research. Matt sees research as a way to create confidence and clarity for organizations around their greatest opportunities in the Christian landscape. Prior to Barna, Matt worked for a Fortune 300 company designing compelling engagement offerings for church pastors around the country. Matt is native to Wisconsin and currently lives in Atlanta Georgia with his wife.
Benjamin Boline, JD
Charitable Gift Planner, Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing, Thrivent
Presentation Topic – Growing Future Support for Your Organization
Ben Boline joined the Charitable Giving Services team in 2015, assisting donors and their financial advisors with charitable gift planning. His work includes helping to identify and execute gifts that meet donors’ charitable interests while also serving the donors’ financial and tax needs. Ben also helps faith-based nonprofits, such as churches, seeking to establish and build their endowments as well as planned giving programs. Ben is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, with a degree in political science and criminal justice, and received his law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Before joining Thrivent Charitable, Ben worked in private law practice in the Twin Cities, concentrating in estate planning and estate administration. Ben and his wife live in Blaine, MN with their four children where he and his family are active members of Artisan Church.
breakout session presenters
You won’t want to miss these incredible breakout sessions!
Chief Marketing Officer, Virtuous
Presentation Topic – The First 90 Days: How To Design Responsive, Multi-Channel Donor Journeys To Grow Donor Engagement
Noah Barnett is the CMO at Virtuous, the responsive fundraising platform designed to help you grow giving and create a personalized donor experience at scale, and the co-host of The Responsive Fundraising Podcast.
Previously, Noah spent ten years in fundraising and marketing leadership roles at CauseVox, World Help, HubSpot, and The Adventure Project. He knows firsthand the challenges nonprofits face and is passionate about equipping them with the resources and insights they need to rally people around their cause.
Marketing Director, NextAfter
Presentation Topic – Why Should I Give to You? | 4 Keys to Answering Your Donors’ Most Fundamental Question
Nathan Hill is the marketing director for NextAfter – a fundraising consultancy, research lab, and institute on a mission to unleash generosity. Having worked at both large and small nonprofits, he understands the day to day challenges of running nonprofit programs while also trying to manage fundraising, marketing, websites, emails, advertising, and more. Nathan has trained hundreds of nonprofit marketers and fundraisers in proven online fundraising strategies including PBS, Save the Children, The Humane Society, and more.
Movement, Issue, & Charitable Organizations Associate, ActBlue
Presentation Topic – Digital Fundraising: How to Write a Successful Fundraising Email
Reaching your organizing goals is key to bringing about real, lasting change in your community. Small-dollar donors are an important part of this work, forming a powerful base of supporters who are ready to get involved and become progressive change agents. One of the most sustainable ways to engage small-dollar donors online is through email. During this training, digital fundraising experts from AB Charities will show you how to write a successful fundraising email by crafting a catchy subject line and making an awesome ask. You will also learn how to activate your donors through building horizontal relationships, utilizing the theory of change and using cutting-edge digital fundraising tools.
cause camp hosts
Founding Member & Board President, Do More Good
A veteran marketer, speaker, and messaging expert for nonprofit causes, Bill is the founder and chairman of Do More Good as well as the founder and chief creative officer of HAVEN | a creative hub. Recognized in 1999 when he headed Hanon McKendry as the top professional nationally doing cause marketing work by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and inducted into AAF’s Hall of Achievement, Bill has cultivated a reputation as an expert in key success principles for nonprofit marketing and communications.
Katie Appold, MPA
Co-Founder + Executive Director, Do More Good
Always seeing things from the nonprofit perspective, Katie’s professional experience includes over fifteen years of marketing and leadership in the cause sector. Under Katie’s leadership, nonprofit organizations have developed new programs related to free healthcare, affordable and accessible housing, and literacy programs for K-12 students. Today, she leads the team driving the growth of Do More Good, Nonprofit Hub, and Cause Camp.
leave ready to #causethechange
“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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