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Based in Boston, Julia is a global authority on digital storytelling, with happy clients spanning the globe from Moscow to San Francisco. She has provided workshops and training to Meals on Wheels America, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Facebook. Julia is a frequent contributor to Nonprofit Tech for Good, Social Media Today, Maximize Social Business, Elevation Web, Network for Good, Wild Apricot, and others.

Her passion is to get nonprofits of all sizes to stop spinning their wheels on social media and to start getting real results using digital tools. You can check out her thoughts and ideas on all things nonprofit digital storytelling and social media at

Ben's an instructor for these Nonprofit.Courses: Ben Bisbee | Founder + Principal, Rhinocorn Consulting 

I'm a dreamer, a doer, a madman with focus.

I'm the good kind of dangerous.

I support most of the day-to-day client consulting needs and proudly set the focus and direction of Rhinocorn's vision and purpose as a nonprofit industry leader.

With over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit industry building successful and award-winning community and development programs for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes, I have been proudly contracted to solve problems, create national fundraising and volunteer platforms, and mentor leaders through new or difficult challenges nationwide.

And I love a challenge.

The best nonprofits on the planet are not successful because of their staffing or budgets, but by their spirit and engagement architecture. So I see myself as a very spirited program architect who not only wants to see others succeed but absolutely exceed their own goals.

Beyond my professional merits, I'm also a proud husband,  LGBTQ, Native American, pet owner and animal advocate, author and idealist.
Kira's the instructor in this Nonprofit.Courses: Kira Bushman is the social media and content specialist at Arreva, the trusted advisor and industry leader in cloud-based Donor Relationship Management and Online Fundraising software. She's an artist, designer, and writer with experience in social media marketing and web design. She enjoys creating unique materials to help nonprofit organizations learn and grow. Her latest article, "An Open Letter to Nonprofits — Sincerely, a Millennial," was featured in NonProfit Pro.
Val the instructor in this Nonprofit.Courses: As the president of Valerie M. Jones Associates, Val brings her intelligence, determination and spirit to the nonprofit world. Drawing on more than 25 years’ experience, she counsels clients on board development, capital campaigns, strategic planning, grantswriting, prospect research, development audits and plans, and major gifts. Ms. Jones, creator of her signature Nonprofit Hero asking method (previously known as the Golden Ask), has taught hundreds of volunteers and thousands of professionals to ask for gifts in ways that are authentic, inspired and successful.
Viken's the instructor in this Nonprofit.Courses: Viken Mikaelian was the first to bring planned giving to the Internet back in 1999. Since then, his firm has helped over 1,200 non-profits get their planned giving programs online and to successfully implement multi-channel marketing to promote planned gifts. "Planned giving is a people business. If you love people you’ll raise more money than you’ve ever imagined."  

Cindy Nicholson is a former teacher and corporate trainer who helps entrepreneurs design and develop online courses that get real results. She calls herself the Course Whisperer for her keen ability to turn the incredible knowledge of her clients into effective and engaging learning material. After years of creating training programs in the corporate world, Cindy wants to help entrepreneurs level up their online courses so that they stop trading dollars for hours and start scaling their business. If you are looking to create a course but don’t know where to start, Cindy can help.

Michele is the instructor for these Nonprofit.Courses:

  • 10 Easy Contract Clauses to Protect Nonprofit Consultants and Freelance Grant Writers

Michele is a lawyer with a healthcare background and a writer with extensive experience in the operations and funding of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and charitable institutions. She has spent her entire adult life working with nonprofit organizations and other charitable institutions.

As an attorney, Michele practiced in the field of Health Care Law where many of her clients were hospitals. She has also performed grant writing and grant review work.

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Priscilla Rosenwald is the author of the Nonprofit.Courses blog Boards Behaving Badly. Priscilla Rosenwald is one of America’s thought leaders addressing change, transition and talent in the nonprofit sector. She is highly distinguished as a recruiter and coach, providing the rare combination of leadership development, organizational dynamics, and talent selection for the past 18 years. Her firm, Leadership Recruiters, identifies talent for chief executive roles. She released her groundbreaking book entitled When Leaders Leave: A New Perspective on Leadership Change to address the significant role of board stewardship. Before establishing Leadership Recruiters, Priscilla was an Executive Recruiter with Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Previously, as a member of the senior management teams of corporate and non-profit healthcare and service organizations, she delivered project management and training collaborations; and she served as principal of HealthLink, a consulting firm specializing in board development, strategic planning and project management. Priscilla holds a Masters’ degree from Hunter College, in Organizational Management and Leadership. She has served on a number of arts & culture boards, and is currently serving as a board member and mentor for the Welcoming Center of New Pennsylvanians.
Gina is the instructor for these Nonprofit.Courses: Corporate and law firm leaders call on Gina for high-stakes public relations, crisis planning, and incident response support including high profile litigation media relations. One of the most widely acknowledged experts on legal marketing and law firm public relations, Gina Rubel is a sought-after speaker and media expert. Under Gina’s direction, Furia Rubel provides strategic planning, marketing, public relations, media training, and content marketing services to a variety of specialized industries. Often asked why, as a lawyer, she pursued a career in communications, Gina says, “The answer is simple. In marketing and public relations, we communicate a message to a target audience to achieve a desired response or outcome. This is like the practice of law except I can be more proactive and creative.” Gina Rubel is actively involved in community organizations. She is a volunteer and child sponsor with Pearl S. Buck International, with which she has traveled to the Philippines on a cultural mission tour, and she supports the mission of CB Cares Educational Foundation. In addition, she serves as treasurer/secretary of The Justinian Foundation which provides scholarships to law school students in the Philadelphia region.
Stephanie is the instructor for these Nonprofit.Courses: Stephanie is a visionary finance leader with over a decade of experience leading global nonprofits. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University, focusing on nonprofit management and finance, and a dual BA in Political Science and International Studies from the College at Brockport. Before founding 100 Degrees Consulting, she spent a decade in the nonprofit field, including serving as the Chief Financial Officer for a $20M+ organization that works in seven countries around the globe. She created 100 Degrees Consulting in 2015 to provide strategic financial leadership to help global nonprofits make a bigger impact.

Joe is the instructor in this Nonprofit.Courses:

"I am not just a consultant, and my programs are not about merely dispensing advice. I coach, train, give objective feedback, troubleshoot, advise and gently prod my clients to achieve and surpass their goals."

Kelly's an instructor for these Nonprofit.Courses: Kelly Yaker is the digital marketing manager at Arreva, the trusted advisor and industry leader in cloud-based Donor Relationship Management and Online Fundraising software. With more than 12 years of accomplishment in digital marketing, Kelly is a skilled content creator using data-informed decisions to drive strategy. "I eat, sleep, and breathe all things web-based," she tells us. An expert in Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Management, and User Experience, she boosts site traffic and cut bounce rates regularly.
Matt's the instructor in these Nonprofit.Courses: Matt Hugg is a marketing coach, nonprofit consultant and president, an online marketing, business and educational resource for consultants, freelancers, and vendors to nonprofit organizations. He is the author of “The ThinkNP Guide to Nonprofit Consulting: A Practical Workbook for Your Success,” (available on Amazon). Over his 30-year career, he’s held fundraising leadership positions at the Boy Scouts of America, Lebanon Valley College, the University of Cincinnati, Ursinus College and the University of the Arts. He teaches fundraising, philanthropy, and marketing in graduate programs at Juniata College, Eastern University, the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Edison State College, taking him to Philadelphia, Washington, Harrisburg in the US, as well as Senegal, Uganda, Cambodia and Italy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and a master’s in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and a master’s in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.   Matt's the founder of Nonprofit.Courses

Linda is a well-known author in the non-fiction realm. Linda is one of slightly more than 100 professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. While her consulting practice is limited because of her active teaching and writing career, she's managed capital campaigns and helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals. Linda is a graduate of Alvernia University and AFP’s Faculty Training Academy as a Master Teacher.

CEO, Social Innovations Partners
Nicholas Torres, MEd, has more than 20 years of experience in executive management. He has built and led one of the largest and most nationally recognized human services organizations, founded and governed two charter schools, founded a nonprofit to scale high-impact social enterprises, and founded a social sector innovative thinking management consulting organization.

Greg Warner is CEO and Founder of MarketSmart, a revolutionary marketing software and services firm that helps nonprofits raise more money more efficiently.

MarketSmart's innovative products and services use Internet tracking technologies to help fundraisers focus on the donors that are most likely to support their organizations with large, major or legacy gifts. In 2013, Greg coined the phrase "Engagement Fundraising" to encapsulate his breakthrough fundraising formula for achieving extraordinary results.