Lori Makkai

For the last 6 years, Lori has worked as a Fundraising Software Event Expert, assisting multiple non-profits, including educational institutions, in effectively utilizing fundraising software to maximize their results. Whether it’s implementing new software solutions or providing valuable insights on best practices, Lori is passionate about helping non-profit organizations achieve their mission through innovative technology.

David Coyne

Dave is responsible for the day-to-day management of The Sheridan Group, including client accounts and services, personnel and new business development. He joined The Sheridan Group as Vice President in 2003 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2006, before assuming the presidency in 2013.

Sarah Lange

Sarah Lange is the nonprofit sector’s top revenue generator, having raised over $100M! She’s worked with over 200 nonprofits to raise more money, build stronger boards, chart a roadmap for the future, and brag about the good work they’re doing. Sarah is a four-time author and has taught at Clark University, Boston University, Worcester State University, and University of MA Boston. Her BA is from Colgate University; her Masters from BU School of Social Work.

Omar Butt

Omar is an advisor and entrepreneur who assists global and regional organizations in strategizing and achieving their digital, data, and tech agenda. His roles include program delivery, business development, and digital innovation. Omar leads cross-sector business development and program delivery roles for his public, private, and nonprofit sector clients and his philanthropic ventures. Omar has built a reputation for managing agile transformations, delivering complex programs, and bringing innovation centered around digital, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, process automation, cloud data strategy, BI, data management, data governance, and data privacy.

Megan Donahue

Megan Donahue is a nonprofit communications consultant, specializing in the storytelling and relationship-building content that connects supporters to causes. She helps organizations strategize and implement campaigns and communication plans to grow their support, and writes on fundraising and nonprofit topics for a variety of outlets. She’s also the host of Love & Robots, a monthly webcast on the intersection of nonprofits and technology.

Sherrie Mersdorf

I’m laser-focused on advancing qualified opportunities and supporting the development of the team. I love building processes that scale and provide the underpinning framework to execute a data-informed marketing growth strategy. One of the things that sets me apart is my investment in creating a gold-standard sales-and-marketing partnership (not just alignment!)

Mike Esposito

With over seven years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, Mike Esposito, CFRE is a dedicated professional known for implementing innovative and effective fundraising strategies across diverse nonprofit organizations. Mike is the Director of Growth and Strategy at Hudson Ferris, a boutique nonprofit fundraising consulting firm in NYC. As the Co-Chair of the Emerging Leaders Committee within the Association of Fundraising Professionals NYC Chapter, he actively plans and executes compelling, educational events for fundraising professionals. Mike is a Top Fundraising Voice on LinkedIn and regularly posts fundraising tips and insights for his followers.

Harold Hogue

Harold founded CoSpero Consulting in 2017 with the aim of addressing systemic inequities by centering community voice in organizational strategy. At CoSpero, Harold has had the privilege of working with more than a dozen school districts to develop a community engagement strategy that incorporates family perspective. Harold launched his career as a Dallas ISD teacher and football coach across West and South Dallas. His love for improving educational outcomes for young people led him to complete his Master’s of Education Leadership from the University of North Texas. Harold’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion stems from his desire to see all people treated with justice and dignity. Harold resides with his wife and his three children in Dallas’ Red Bird neighborhood.

Hawwa Muhammad

Driven by a passion for research, cross-pollination of ideas, and infusing equity into all processes, Hawwa Muhammad, a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector, founded Pink Trumpet.

What began as an internship at one of the largest grant-making organizations in West Africa led to a career exploring issues around best practices in philanthropy and the larger implications this has on the nonprofit sector. She has volunteered and worked with a variety of preeminent foundations and national and local nonprofits

Hawwa is a social entrepreneur with a passion for helping others bridge creative ideas with sustainable strategies to achieve positive social impact.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University.

Jen Booth

Based in Los Angeles, Jen has a 13-year track record of improving strategic partnerships, fundraising efforts, donor relationships, marketing, and advancing organizations through strategic planning in nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Over the last decade, she has been a consultant with various organizations to build brands, earn awareness, lead cross-functional teams, strengthen boards, generate revenue, build quality programming, and match program initiatives with potential funding sources. She has worked primarily in the workforce development sector, managing donor portfolios that range from $3M to $ 15M and building strategic partnerships. She also works with organizations nationwide, supporting strategic planning efforts that maximize impact and move missions forward. Jen holds a BA in Public Relations and Spanish from North Carolina State University. She has also completed additional professional training in Fundraising and Program Development from esteemed programs nationwide.