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 vice president of development at Esperanza, Inc. 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 and communications planning, board Read more
David W. Brown, assistant professor of instruction, Department of Strategic Communication, Temple University, has helped guide the strategic marketing direction for nonprofit and other mission-focused organizations throughout his 30+ year career.
He founded BrownPartners, which became one of the most decorated minority-owned ad agencies in the history of Philadelphia’s advertising industry.
His career also includes serving as General Manager for 900 AM WURD – Pennsylvania’s only black-owned talk radio station. Brown was also named a “Champion of Change” by the Obama Administration and was invited to the 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
Patrick J. Feeley, MBA, CFRE, has been fundraising in the nonprofit sector since 1993. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Caron Treatment Centers where he oversees a team of 18, which raises funds for Caron’s “Open the Door” $65 million campaign aimed at helping patients and families impacted by addiction and substance abuse.
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 Read more
Nancy Knoebel is the President and CEO of Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania in Allentown, PA., where she has worked since 2001. Prior to that, she worked in the health care industry both as a consultant on large national health related efforts and in the Lehigh Valley where she led a nonprofit consortium connecting local health and social service community resources. Nancy has experience both on the Easter Seals board as well as a number of other nonprofit boards. As a student of board governance, she Read more
Tracy Murray Moore is an HR consultant as well as a corporate trainer and certified life coach. Her consultancy is informed by years as a human resources executive for numerous companies and nonprofits, from the American Red Cross, American Friends Service Committee, to Siemens Water Technologies and NJ Manufacturers Insurance Co. She is also a corporate trainer for Rowan College at Gloucester County Workforce & Professional Development Institute. She earned a BS in Human Resources Management and an MS in General Management/Health Administration from the Read more
Michael Schweisheimer, founder and executive producer of PWPvideo, is an award-winning filmmaker with experience behind the camera since 1991. He has been involved in the creation of hundreds of films and videos, ranging from corporate training and promotional projects, to television commercials and feature films. Michael founded Primitive World Productions in 2000 with an emphasis on nonprofit organizations, helping them to convey their missions to the public through video communication. He enjoys consulting, speaking and teaching about the intersection between nonprofits, education and green organizations Read more
Thomas Scurto-Davis, is currently interim executive director of the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, where he has been serving as director of finance and operations, responsible for all finance functions as well as technology, human resources and physical plant. With a special interest in arts and culture, he is passionate about advancing the role of arts and culture in the national consciousness and has been committed to promoting nonprofits through enhanced education and management for more than 30 years.
Thomas got hooked on the arts Read more
Michael Smith, Ph.D. is chair of the department of Communication at La Salle University, where he is also an associate professor. He was formerly former director of the graduate program in Professional and Business Communication. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations, organizational communications and conflict. He has worked with a variety of nonprofits, including the American Heart Association, Cultural Center for Art and Historical Artifacts, the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, and the World Meeting of Families, and has presented crisis communication Read more