Meet Your Host & Master Trainer
Sabrina Walker Hernandez is the President & CEO of Supporting World Hope. She has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and leadership. One of Sabrina’s greatest successes is that she increased operation revenue from $750,000 to $2.5 million over an 8-year period as well being responsible for the planning and operations of a $12 million comprehensive capital campaign. She has facilitated numerous workshops with hundreds of nonprofit professionals. Sabrina is certified in Nonprofit Management by Harvard Business School.
Sabrina will be presenting on Attracting the Ideal Board Candidates and Securing Their Commitment, Get Your Board to Fundraise: Increasing Your Board’s Fundraising Sucess, Transforming Board Members into Effective Ambassadors and How to Engage the Right Board Members WITHOUT Seeming Too Bossy.
Meet Your Speakers
Grant Writing Reality: Best Practices & Strategies
Speaker bio. Born and raised in SoCal, Bryan somehow got to Texas where he spent 20 years as the CEO of two rural Boys & Girls Clubs. “Rural” usually means ‘not a lot of people to be donors’ so he learned to write grants and develop innovative fundraisers. He raised $14M in grants alone in 20 years… in rural communities. Tired of rat on a treadmill, he parted with his club to start the Nonprofit Marketplace and use that accumulated knowledge to help you help others. Married for 25 years as of next week to the lovely Karen with one child, the giant Noah.
Raise More with Email: The Exact Fundraising Emails I Write for My Nonprofits Clients
Speaker bio. Jess Campbell is the founder of Out in the Boons, a small shop helping nonprofits raise more money online and in-person. She has been a nonprofit fundraiser for 17 years and has raised over $17M+ working from New York to California in organizations big and small. She is also the founder of The Raise More Together Summit which to date has educated more than 3,000 nonprofit leaders and fundraisers.
Before starting Out in the Boons, Jess was the Director of Development for LIFT-LA, a national organization that empowers families to break the cycle of poverty.
Jess has an undergraduate degree from The University of Colorado-Boulder (go Buffs!) in Communication and a Masters degree in Nonprofit Management from The New School in NYC. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband, 5 year old daughter and their rescue pup, Billy.
How to Reach the Right People Through Storytelling
Speaker bio. After a decade as an in-house nonprofit marketer, Jordana Merkin founded Voice for Good to bring her insider knowledge and outsider perspective to help growing nonprofits clarify their messaging to connect to those who matter most to achieving their mission. Her work as a mission-driven marketer includes messaging guides, communication strategy, and copywriting.
How to Ask for Money
Speaker bio. When Sonia started Uplifting Nonprofits, it was with a crazy mission to save the world. This desire hasn’t changed, with the primary focus to bringing fundraising mastery to boards and executives, since it remains the number one challenge for most nonprofits. She knows from personal experience that overcoming fundraising blocks and struggles is not only possible, but achievable. Sonia helps you learn how to move beyond your comfort zone, access new thinking with brain science, and cultivate your own personal style to attract and build relationships to increase your fundraising results.
Engaging Your Volunteers as Donors
Speaker bio. Kate Kramer is the Partner Marketing Manager at Bloomerang. She has over 15 years of development and marketing experience. In her previous role as Foundation Manager for the VRMC Foundation, she managed the annual giving programs, assisted and oversaw the annual budget and marketing plans, and managed a major gift donor portfolio of over 150 donors. Kate is passionate about supporting mission-driven organizations. She has completed specialized fundraising training through AFP International, The Virginia Fundraising Institute, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Shenandoah Virginia Chapter, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). Kate is also a member of the ICON Education Advisory Council, the VA AFP Caucus, and is the current chair of the Virginia Fundraising Institute.
How to Build A Monthly Donor Program
Speaker bio. Dana Snyder is the founder of Positive Equation and the host of Missions to Movements. As a digital marketing strategist, she’s supported organizations like Movember, Dress for Success, American Idol, and USTA with leveraging the latest digital innovation tools and strategies.
To help nonprofits use social media ads to transform their online experiences and retain donors with their monthly giving programs, Dana frequently delivers keynotes at conferences like NIO Summit, Cause Camp, Classy Collaborative, and the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Central Florida.
Based in Atlanta, Dana enjoys spending her time with her husband and labradoodle outdoors hiking, exploring new restaurants, and traveling.
The Easy Path to Consistent Social Media
Speaker bio. Sami Bedell-Mulhern founded The First Click to support nonprofits in their online fundraising journey. She helps organizations get more visitors to their website, turn them into donors and retain them through effective website, content repurposing and email marketing strategies. Sami started her journey in the nonprofit space back in 2006 and has held every job from founder to development to event planning and everything in between. In 2017, she started her own company so she could support more organizations in growing their impact.
Sami currently resides in Minneapolis, MN with her two kids, husband, and dog. When she’s not working she enjoys traveling, cooking and hanging out at all her kids’ activities.
How to mobilize your supporters and soar to fundraising success this Giving Tuesday
Speaker bio. Floyd Jones serves as the Director of Community & Partnerships at Givebutter, the world’s first completely free end-to-end fundraising platform powering $700M+ in donations for millions of changemakers, where he supports the company’s growth strategy via partnerships, sponsorships, strategic campaigns, and special events.
Throughout his career, Floyd has worked tirelessly on building social impact communities around the world, collectively raising over $5M for grassroots organizations and speaking at over 50 conferences across America. His work and content has been featured by ESPN, AfroTech, Variety, and Wired magazine, and has been sponsored by NIKE, Whole Foods, VISA, NBA2k, and more.
Floyd is also a pioneer for social justice. In 2023, he was awarded an Anthem Award for his Black Philanthropy Month fundraising campaign which raised over $300,000 for nearly 150 Black-led nonprofits and he recently founded the organization BackBlack which mobilizes the leading Giving platforms to support Black led nonprofits.