Christine Armstrong is a Professor of Communication at Northampton Community College’s Monroe Campus. In addition to a wide variety of communication courses, Chris also teaches Research Methods at the college in which she supervises research projects and walks students through the process of careful data collection and interpretation. She has a long history of working with, and within nonprofit organizations at a variety of levels both locally and internationally. She holds a M.A. in Communication Arts and Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University and a Read more
Tina M. Barber, MPA, has a varied and robust fundraising background that includes leadership positions at some of the Delaware Valley’s most well known nonprofit organizations such as Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery, Habitat for Humanity, The United Way, and Philabundance. She is currently Director of Individual Giving at the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. As a highly skilled individual giving strategist, Tina has been a key part of multi-million dollar capital campaign projects as well as boutique fundraising initiatives. Her training experience includes development Read more
Neil Batiancila currently serves as Philadelphia Zoo’s Chief Development Officer – the first in the history of America’s First Zoo. In this role, Neil oversees all charitable activity, including annual and campaign fundraising operations. Prior to joining the zoo, he served as executive director, campaign operations at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation where he led efforts for a multi-year, multi-faceted $1 billion comprehensive campaign, the most ambitious in its history. He previously served as the foundation’s director of corporate & foundation relations where he managed Read more
LiRon Anderson-Bell is a strategic communication and digital media veteran with 20+ years’ experience across entertainment, consumer products and the pharmaceutical industry. Her specialties are public relations, crisis communication, and digital and social media marketing. She is an assistant professor of instruction at Temple University.
LiRon’s professional background includes roles at MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comcast Cable, Okayplayer.com, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CDNOW.com, The ROZ Group, WURD Radio, Time Warner Cable, The Terrie Williams Agency, and Manning, Selvage & Lee.
She earned her MBA at the Fordham Gabelli School of Read more
Audrey has extensive leadership and consulting experience in all components of Human Resources Management. She draws on over 20 years’ experience in several industries, including Fortune 50 organizations. Her Human Resources principle is to design and develop programs in alignment with organization goals and strategy, with a performance based foundation.
She is a strong advocate in the strategic value of people and aligning people processes tailored to the needs and requirements of the organization and has been a speaker at the SHRM National Conference, Read more
Jean Dolan has worked as a communication professional for more than 30 years in a career that spans journalism, public relations, marketing and teaching. For more than 15 years she’s directed public relations at a nonprofit community college that serves more than 10,000 students, a position that includes media relations outreach and internal communication to more than 500 employees. She has also served on the board of directors of the Newtown Library Company, a nonprofit subscription library that is among the oldest in the state Read more
Rachel Dukeman is founder and lead strategist for R&R Creative, a consulting and outsourcing firm helping nonprofits and mission-driven businesses with creative marketing and business strategy. Rachel enjoys creating marketing and strategic plans to provide customized framework that empowers staff to do what they do best: fulfilling their mission. She applies her experience and education in traditional marketing and publicity to the integration of social networking, digital media, and “Next Gen Nonprofit” theory for a diverse range of clients. When not drafting planning documents, she’s writing articles on arts, culture and social impact or leading a Read more
Patrick J. Feeley, MBA, CFRE, has been fundraising in the nonprofit sector since 1993. He is currently Chief Development Officer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Caron Treatment Centers.
Prior to Caron, Pat worked in development at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in several management positions overseeing a wide range of areas from major gifts to special events. Prior to that he was director of corporate and foundation relations at La Salle University. Read more
Paul Fleming is a partner and CMO in the Philadelphia-based digital marketing agency Dinkum Interactive. Originally from Australia, Paul began his professional career in Elementary Education and Special Education with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Technology in Sydney and an Associate Diploma in Recreation. After adding certifications in workplace training and assessment, it was while teaching adult education computer and technology classes that he moved to an information, communications and marketing position and quickly embraced the role that digital technology played Read more
Laura Line is a leader and strategist who has worked in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors for over 30 years. As a Principal of Bowling Business Strategies, Laura assists local, regional and national clients on a wide range of strategic projects and initiatives. Laura believes in the potential of partnership and has collaboratively developed tools to help people assess their organization’s readiness and capacity to partner, as well as the costs and potential impact of partnering. She has served in several leadership roles in nonprofits, Read more