The moment is finally here! We’re beyond excited to share the speaker lineup for Cause Camp 2018, held on March 26th and 27th in Lincoln, Nebraska. We’ve assembled a stellar group of experienced and diverse speakers, and we hope you’re as amped as we are to hear what they have to say.
If you’re not familiar, Cause Camp is Nonprofit Hub’s annual conference that brings together thought leaders, nonprofit professionals and do-gooders from all over the world. Registration for the event is live, and seats are limited, so be sure to get your hands on a ticket before it’s too late!
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Now, without further ado, your lineup:
Vu is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color,= and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. There’s tons of humor in the nonprofit world, and someone needs to document it. He is going to do that, with the hope that one day, a TV producer will see how cool and interesting our field is and make a show about nonprofit work, featuring attractive actors attending strategic planning meetings and filing 990 tax forms.
Kristen Hadeed imagines a world in which all organizations have cultures that
empower people to keep climbing toward the best version of themselves every
day. Her optimistic, energetic and insightful keynotes and workshops unleash potential in others to exceed their wildest expectations. She is an expert in developing and teaching practical, ready-made tools that inspire people to take action. Today, Kristen helps organizations make a lasting, meaningful impact on people by creating environments in which they thrive. She has worked with organizations in a variety of industries including healthcare, education, retail, real estate, non-profit, hospitality, aviation and consumer products. In October 2017, she published her first book, “Permission To Screw Up,” in which she tells the stories of her biggest mistakes in leadership. She hopes to inspire other leaders to share their “perfectly imperfect” stories of success to empower people with the knowledge that even if they screw up, they can still make it.
Kishshana Palmer is your go-to advisor as you think of growing your organization, taking the next step as a professional or finding causes that align with your personal brand. Kishshana is a social-good matchmaker, non-profit consultant and your coveted insider on philanthropy, recruiting and retaining diverse talent and cultivating bright ideas for social good. As founder and CEO of Kishshana & Co., a boutique consulting firm, Kishshana works with organizations, companies and entrepreneurs who are looking for real-world solutions and an authentic high-impact experience. A passionate, charismatic and electrifying speaker and coach, Kishshana leverages over 15 years of experience as a fundraiser, marketer and manager of high-performing teams to assist entrepreneurs and professionals in raising money like a boss, finding the roles they love, connecting with charities they care about and bringing authenticity to their professional lives. She has created a company that is reflective of her diverse professional and personal experiences and her desire to make philanthropy accessible to everyone.
Julie Hirshey is the Director of Community Relations for the Philadelphia Eagles, where she helps lead the organization’s philanthropic efforts. She was a pioneer of the Eagles Care program, which partners the Eagles with local nonprofits to make a lasting difference in the Philadelphia community. Julie also helped launch the Eagles Care Summit, a day-long conference which brings together nonprofits throughout Philadelphia to network and learn what it takes to perform at the highest level. Coming from the corporate world, Julie understands the importance of cooperation between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Prior to joining the Eagles in 2000, Julie worked in the television and business affairs department at the National Hockey League in New York.
Lori L. Jacobwith
The first thing people notice when they meet Lori is her passion for the positive. She helps find a positive angle to most any fundraising challenge. Lori’s gift is to help nonprofit organizations communicate powerfully so they raise exponentially more money. Named one of America’s Top 25 Fundraising Experts, Lori is Founder of Ignited Fundraising. She is a nationally-recognized master storyteller and fundraising culture change expert helping nonprofit organizations raise nearly $300 million dollars from individual donors. And counting. Lori shares easy-to-implement strategies and tools that will inspire even the most weary or overworked nonprofit staff or board. When she’s not speaking at conferences around the world, Lori delivers virtual communications training through her Ignite Your Fundraising Results program. In 7-8 weeks of live coaching Lori will work with your team to create a communication culture that ensure you exceed your fundraising goal.
Paul is the CEO and Co-Founder of Boston-based FableVision, which creates and distributes original educational media, mobile games and apps designed to move the world to a better place. Paul has helped build the multimillion-dollar firm into an internationally recognized multimedia developer and publisher, with partnerships, strategic alliances and clients across many industries – broadcast, museum, institutional, K12, educational publishing, technology and research. As CEO, Paul also oversees the company’s K12 edtech publishing group FableVision Learning, as well as The Reynolds Center for Teaching Learning & Creativity. When he’s not entrenched in all things FableVision, Paul teaches digital media production at Boston College, where he has served as adjunct faculty for over two decades. Paul is also a children’s book author who collaborates with his twin brother and NY Times #1 Best-Selling Author/Illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds. Their most recent books include Going Places, a picture book about creativity and engineering, and a STEM-meets-Arts (STEAM) early chapter book series called Sydney & Simon: Full STEAM Ahead!
Simon has won Fundraising Ireland’s ‘Small Budget, Big Impact’ and ‘Supplier Of The Year’ Awards. He is a TEDx speaker and has previously won the Toastmasters UK & Ireland International Speech Contest. A board member of a small non-profit ‘Making Connections’, he also sits on the Advisory Panel of Rogare (the international fundraising think tank), and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and the AFP.
Simon offers consultancy to some of the biggest and smallest charities around the world. He offers advice and training to non-profits to make their fundraising more cost-effective, speaking regularly at international conferences. He is the only person in Ireland with a CFRE, a Diploma in Fundraising and a Certificate in Fundraising.
Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE, is described as “one of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders in the philanthropic sector worldwide.” In 2018, Simone began her 31st year as a full time consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development/governance. She speaks worldwide, enjoying the opportunity to work with colleagues in places like Mexico City, London, Paris, Italy, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Slovakia. She also teaches in the philanthropy graduate program at Saint Mary’s University, Minnesota, USA. Joyaux has founded two organizations, and serves regularly on boards. She’s a former chair of CFRE International, and Immediate Past Chair of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. She also chairs the Advisory Board for the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy in the U.K. She and her life partner have bequeathed their entire estate to charity.
Nonprofit Marketing Problem Solver and Coach
Marketing problem solver Nancy Schwartz helps nonprofit organizations hone messages and campaigns to grow loyal relationships with key supporters and spur them to donate, volunteer, and participate.
Known for connecting strategy with practical application, Nancy is a dynamic speaker and trainer, a motivating coach and consultant, and publisher of the Getting Attention blog. Her deep experience, insights, and passion guide clients and audiences up and over their most daunting fundraising and marketing challenges.
Nancy volunteers with the Interfaith Food Bank of the Oranges, her local garden club, and as a counselor for parents of children with special needs. She served on the NTEN board for two terms. Nancy also enjoys gardening, cooking and eating, photography, hiking and all kinds of exploration with her husband, Sean, and daughter, Charlotte.