Meredith Sossman, CFRE, JD is an accomplished development professional and attorney, who has helped non-profits achieve better results through insight and experience in all aspects of giving and non-profit management. In her ten years with the West Chester University Foundation, she served as a campaign director, associate executive director, in-house counsel and chief development officer. She successfully led the foundation’s $50 million capital campaign. Meredith is a principal at MM&C Consulting and works with plannedgiving.com to help non-profits exceed their goals by providing experience, insight and Read more
Lori Moffa is The Nonprofit Center’s director of consulting. Her appreciation and understanding of the role of the consultant stems from her own extensive experience as a consultant to a variety of nonprofits and as a professional whose role has been to work with groups of consultants. For over 20 years Lori has worked in the nonprofit sector in a variety of roles. At United Way of King County, Seattle, she recruited and managed a corps of consultants, including some volunteer, to provide technical assistance Read more
Michael Matthews is the founder and principal member of Panache 5 consulting, specializing in development, training, and project management for nonprofits and public health initiatives actively engaging youth, families and community residents and start-up businesses. He previously was associate director of the Neighborhood League Institute in Cleveland, which develops grassroots resident leadership that strengthens communities by improving the quality of life for urban underserved residents. He was also director of MyCom, a youth development network that brings together over 750 partners in 17 neighborhoods in Read more
Roslyn H. Schaffer is a human resources executive who has spent two decades providing HR guidance to some of the region’s most preeminent nonprofit organizations, including the Barnes Foundation and the Renfrew Center. Most recently she was director of benefits for Resources for Human Development, which has more than 5,000 employees in 14 states. Her expertise covers such areas as performance management, leadership development, HR policies, employee relations, diversity, staff coaching and mentoring, consensus building, change management and organizational development. She earned a BS at 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
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
Meghan Pierce, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Marketing at La Salle University. While pursuing her Ph.D., Meghan consulted in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on participatory action research, behavior change strategies, and measuring impact. She received her B.S. in marketing, B.A. in foreign languages and literatures, M.S. in marketing research, and Ph.D. in marketing from Virginia Tech. She also spent several years spent working with the Health Communication Lab and Center for Organizational Research at the University of Lugano, Switzerland.
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
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
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