Clint O Brien

At Fundraising Day in New York, Clint O'Brien, vice president of business development at Care2, laid out acquisition techniques in today's fundraising landscape in the session, "Acquisition in Tough Times: Finding New Donors Without Breaking the Bank."

Through the end of the year, we’ll be running a “Meet Our Advisors” feature as a way to introduce readers to the members of our Editorial Advisory Board. This week, meet Clint O’Brien, vice president of business development at Care2, a social-network Web site that aims to help people make the world a better place by connecting them with individuals, organizations and responsible businesses making an impact. In this role, O’Brien works with more than 350 leading nonprofit organizations that choose Care2 as their preferred outlet for publicizing their causes, as well as recruiting new members, donors and advocacy supporters. Grew up in:

It was the fight of the century! In one corner we had direct mail — steady, consistent, predictable veteran of the ring. But in the other corner was our challenger — the Internet. The ’net is quick, young and full of potential. Was this DM’s final fight? Clint O’Brien, vice president of business development at Care2, served as referee between the two fierce combatants as they duked it out for six rounds. Trish “Strongmire” Longmire, director of donor development for Habitat for Humanity, spoke on behalf of direct mail, while Lisa “East of the Rock” Sock, online outreach and fundraising manager for the ACLU,

Since FS launched in 2003, we’ve been blessed to have an Editorial Advisory Board made up of some of the most knowledgeable and passionate people in the fundraising sector. Meet some of our 2008 board here, and look for the rest next month and, in coming months, Q-and-A interviews with each where they’ll share their insights on fundraising.

Well, we’ve got webinar No. 1 under our belts. I was a nervous wreck, even though my part was very small and, by virtue of the nature of webinars, I didn’t actually have to face anyone as I did it. Nope … it was just me, my hard candy and my stress ball, listening as Robin Riggs, Willis Turner, Steve Maggio and Kimberly Seville educated and entertained our audience.

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