Date: July 30, 2014
Time: 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET
Online fundraising has made it easier to raise money to support your cause at anytime, anywhere. But if the possibilities are endless, why do so many of us feel disappointed when all of our efforts amount to very little?
This webinar will address why this often happens and the steps you can take to ensure your fundraising efforts run more smoothly and successfully. This includes understanding the necessary prep work, the importance of relationship building, social media implementation, and other considerations.
Panelists will share strategies they have adopted, challenges they have overcome, and success stories.
If you are unable to attend, please register and we will send the link to the slide presentation and recording after the event concludes.
Bill Strong, Founder, Gwendolyn Strong Foundation
Bill Strong is husband to Victoria and proud dad to Gwendolyn and Eleanora. Bill and Victoria started the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (theGSF) in 2009 after Gwendolyn was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type I, a degenerative and terminal disease. theGSF focuses on harnessing the power of technology and social media to advocate and fundraise for the SMA cause through its motivational NEVER GIVE UP. brand.
Annie Mitchell, Social Media Director, Cure JM Foundation
Since 2008, Annie Mitchell has volunteered as the Director of Social Media for Cure JM Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to Juvenile Myositis (JM) research, support for families, and awareness of a rare autoimmune disease her daughter had been diagnosed with the previous year. Collaborating with Cure JM leadership, staff and volunteers, Annie led international social media teams’ efforts to help win grant contests based upon either crowd-funding or internet/social media voting – Crowdrise Holiday Challenge (2013) – $100,000; Chase Community Giving Grant (2012) – $50,000; Pepsi Refresh Grant (2010) – $250,000. Annie Mitchell has served on the Board of Directors for Cure JM Foundation since 2011.
Molly Lindquist, Founder & CEO, Consano
Molly Lindquist, a mom and breast cancer survivor, founded Consano, a 501(c)(3) crowdfunding platform for medical research, after her cancer diagnosis in 2011 at the age of 32. Before taking on her toughest job as stay-at-home mom to her two daughters, Molly travelled the globe sourcing products for World Market and doing company planning for the Banana Republic brand of Gap Inc.. Molly blogs about her cancer experience for the Huffington Post and was named a 2014 Orchid Award Winner by the Portland Business Journal.
Daniel Levine, Founder & Principal, Levine Media Group
Daniel Levine is an award-winning business journalist who has reported on the life sciences, economic development, and business policy issues throughout his 25-year career. Since 2011, he has served as the lead editor and writer of Burrill Media’s acclaimed annual book on the biotech industry and hosts The Burrill Report’s weekly podcast. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Industry Standard, TheStreet.com, and other national publications.