Peer to Peer Advanced Speaker Spotlight: John Vranas
On November 4 and 5, NonProfit PRO is hosting its annual peer-to-peer fundraising conference: Peer to Peer Advanced. Taking place in the heart of Philadelphia, attendees will gain a wealth of knowledge on advanced and innovative peer-to-peer tactics and learn how to strategize for future peer-to-peer programs, learning how to create sustainable programs that will not only engage fundraisers, but retain them, too.
At Peer to Peer Advanced, John Vranas will deliver a presentation titled, “Ethics in Fundraising: Where are the Lines?” Rarely is the subject of ethics in fundraising discussed, except in the moment of a decision. John will help us understand the underlying philosophy of ethical fundraising and how it manifests in his past work life and currently at the Humane Society of the United States.
John is the chief development and marketing officer for the Humane Society of the United States.
Before his work at the Humane Society of the United States, Vranas oversaw the creation and execution of all global projects for fundraising, communications and marketing at Make-A-Wish International. Vranas joined Make-A-Wish in 2014 as the chief marketing officer for Make-A-Wish America. In that capacity, he led the repositioning of the brand, outlining a marketing strategy for the organization. His efforts led to new levels of recognition, equity and favorability for Make-A-Wish in the U.S.
Before Make-A-Wish, Vranas served as VP of fundraising for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and SVP of field operations at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Vranas is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He and his wife, Angi, share their lives with two cats, Electra and Phoebe — both adopted from local shelters.
If you’re interested in learning more about ethical fundraising (and engage in more next-level peer-to-peer thinking), secure your spot at Peer to Peer Advanced. Click here to learn more.
Nhu Te is senior content manager at Fundraise Up, the AI-powered online donation platform for enterprise nonprofits. In her work, she focuses on helping nonprofits create more impact through personalized donor relations, digital fundraising and thoughtful use of technology.