Meet Our 2014 Editorial Advisors
More about Julie:
- Fundraising philosophy: Know your donor and be relevant.
- Best fundraising advice: Remember that people want to give, and don’t be afraid to ask.
- Best life advice: Be yourself — and be OK with it.
- Heroes: My dad, because he’s a regular guy with a huge heart. He listened, cared and always tried his best to help others when he saw a need.
- Personal motto: Choose your life.
- My life in six words: Laughter, family, noisy, balance, messy, laughter.
VP, strategy and development, Eleventy Marketing Group
Angie is a senior exec with 25 years of experience in direct and relationship marketing and with experience over the years at the startup DonorVoice and as general manager of Merkle’s Nonprofit Group. She spent more than 14 years leading the marketing, fundraising and CRM areas for The Arthritis Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Angie also is the author of FS’ Navigating Off the Napkin blog, and she is ridiculously passionate about everything she’s involved in.
More about Angie:
- Fundraising philosophy: All the creative, segmentation and offers in the world will never outweigh the gain of focusing on donor relationships and the experience they are having with an organization.
- Best fundraising advice: If you are comfortable, you are not pushing the strategy hard enough.
- Best life advice: My father gave me this advice, and I think it came from Muhammad Ali, but it was a quote that said, “Don’t count the days — make the days count.”
- Heroes: Peter Drucker. The impact his thinking has made on me as a professional, a leader and even as a person in everyday life is unmatched.
- Personal motto: Not really a motto but the quote that guides me: “That many had ventured farther and done so in finer style bothered me not. My journey was my own and I found it to be quite spectacular.” (Markus Pierson)
- My life in six words: Foodie. Wine drinking. Camping. Lucky mom.
Author of “Ask Without Fear!” and founder of FundraisingCoach.com and the weekly e-mail service “Fundraising Kick”
Marc’s expertise and enthusiasm engage audiences around the world and have caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera, SUCCESS Magazine and Fox News. His experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching Internet marketing and fundraising. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, you’ll catch him singing ’80s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family.