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Meet the Staff

The editorial team behind FundRaising Success takes great pride in bringing you the information you need to make your development efforts lucrative and satisfying. The staff is backed by an Editorial Advisory Board that represents decades of experience in fundraising for nonprofits and that works with us to keep FundRaising Success focused and on target.

If you’d like to send a press release or Letter to the Editor, propose a topic or pitch a story, here’s the place to do it. You can contact the staff individually at the e-mail addresses below. To contact us via postal mail: FundRaising Success, 1500 Spring Garden Stret, 12th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19130. By fax: 215.238.5270.

MARGARET BATTISTELLI, Editor-in-Chief MARGARET BATTISTELLI GARDNER, Editor-in-Chief
Margaret has been with FundRaising Success since its inception in 2003. Before joining the magazine as its founding editor, she was an editor and writer for America Online’s Digital City sites in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Atlantic City. She also was the publisher of PhillyFeast, a monthly magazine about food in and around Philadelphia, and has held chief editor positions at MetroKids magazine, the Atlantic City Press and the South Philadelphia Review. Margaret has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia. Contact her at mbattistelli@napco.com.
JOSEPH BOLAND, Target Marketing Group Copy Editor JOSEPH BOLAND, Managing Editor
Prior to being named Senior Editor and then Managing Editor of FundRaising Success, Joe joined the Target Marketing Group editorial team in January 2008. Before that, he worked for Montgomery Newspapers, headquartered in Fort Washington, Pa. There, he was a sportswriter and editor, covering high school sports in the local communities of Bucks and Montgomery counties. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a bachelor of arts in journalism.


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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

FundRaising Success is privileged to have access to an amazing group of development professionals who serve as our sounding boards, our counselors, our mentors. They’re the members of our Editorial Advisory Board.


DANE GRAMS (CO-CHAIR)
Dane is the national director of direct response at Amnesty International USA. He is a seasoned online communications and fundraising professional more than 18 years of experience. He has directed strategic planning and implementation of innovative, integrated and award-winning direct marketing and online campaigns that have helped organizations establish identities, build strong brands, and inspire tens of thousands of individuals to support meaningful causes with both their voices and their dollars.

Before joining Amnesty International USA, Dane was the director of Nonprofit Services & Business Development at Care2. Prior to that he was a fundraiser at GLSEN, and for the Human Rights Campaign for 11 years where he last served as the online strategy director, building one of the most admired online communications programs in the nonprofit community. For more than five years Dane has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Fundraising Success Magazine and currently serves as the Co-Chair.

Dane is also a member of the National Leadership Council for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is the Race Director of the Front Runners LGBT Pride Run in Central Park.

JO SULLIVAN (CO-CHAIR)
Jo has more than 15 years of marketing experience and most recently served as acting executive director at USA for UNHCR. Previously Jo served as Managing Director for CDR Fundraising Group where she launched DRTV for the agency. Before that Jo was at the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) for over 10 years where she served as Executive Vice President of External Affairs. She was also responsible for growing the organization into a leading nonprofit and oversaw tremendous fundraising growth.

Jo served as board chairman at Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation, and is also co-chair of the Editorial Board at Fundraising Success magazine. She started her career working in marketing and advertising.

KATYA ANDRESEN KATYA ANDRESEN
Katya is chief operating officer and chief strategy officer at Network for Good, a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits raise money online, and keeper of Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog. She is also author of the book, “Robin Hood Marketing: Stealing Corporate Savvy to Sell Just Causes.”
PAMELA BARDEN
Having escaped the cold Midwest for Southern California, Pamela sandwiches fundraising consulting and copywriting between hiking, biking, Disneyland and retrieving much-loved direct mail from her mailbox. She also teaches fundraising at UCLA’s Extension School, teaching students that fundraising should always include "fun."
ROGER CRAVER
Roger is a veteran direct-response fundraiser who helped launch or build many of the nonprofit household names: Common Cause, Greenpeace and dozens more. Editor of The Agitator. Serial Curmudgeon and Optimist. Sworn enemy of the satisfied and complacent.
DUKE HADDAD
Duke Haddad is Managing Director, Midwest Region, of G J Mongon & Co. Prior to join gin G J Mongon, Duke was senior director of philanthropy at the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
TOM HARRISON
Tom joined Russ Reid in 1985 after a long and productive term with the international public relations firm of Edelman Worldwide. There he served as Executive Vice President, and was a member of the International Board of Directors. Tom has managed marketing and communication programs for a client roster that includes Toyota Motor Sales, Mattel Toys, American Honda, Catholic Charities USA, General Mills, Boys Town, World Vision, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Operation Smile, City of Hope and North America’s leading Rescue Missions.

Tom is a regular columnist for FundRaising Success Magazine and a long-time member of the magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board. He serves as vice chair of the DMA Nonprofit Federation’s Advisory Council and was chair of the Direct Marketing Association’s 2008 Nonprofit Leadership Summit.
CHRISTINA JOHNS
Christina L. Johns is the Director of New Media for the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. She has a passion for helping nonprofits use social media to achieve their goals and, in her free time, works with several different nonprofit organizations to develop strategy and integration of social technology. In 2010 she was chosen as a “Rising Star” in FundRaising Success’ Fundraising Professional of the Year Awards.
JEFF JOWDY
Jeff is founder and president of Lighthouse Counsel, a consulting firm serving nonprofit clients in board development, fundraising, strategic planning and communications. The firm serves clients nationwide out of offices in Franklin, Tennessee, and Athens, Georgia. Jeff is also a member of the FundRaising Success Editorial Advisory Board.

Jeff has more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience. As senior vice president of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, he led one of the nation’s most successful YMCA fundraising programs. He has also served as senior managing director for one of the nation’s largest fundraising consulting firms, as executive director for a statewide organization, and as advancement director at a 124-year-old private school. Prior to joining the development field he was a human resources executive for a major medical center.

He is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and also studied Speech Communication on the graduate level at the university. Jeff is a past president of the Nashville Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has been recognize as the chapter’s Fundraiser of the Year.

STEVE KEHRLI
Steve joined the PETA Foundation in 2007 as Development Director. Prior to joining PETA, he worked with the Adams Hussey & Associates (now Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey) as director of planning and list services. His background also includes brokerage and management work at ALC and Names in the News. Steve is also a member of the FundRaising Success Editorial Advisory Board.

He began his formal fundraising career in 1991 as a seasonal telemarketer for San Diego’s Old Globe Theater but claims his two years hawking T-shirts with the musical group Up With People should count as well. Steve holds a BA from San Diego State University in Theatre Arts. He serves as a board member for The New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco. And of course he devotes as much time as possible to his pound-adopted feline family members, Gus and Maxine (pictures available upon request).

KIVI LEROUX MILLER
Kivi Leroux Miller is president of Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com and the author of “The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause.” Through training, coaching and consulting, she helps small nonprofits and communications departments of one make a big impression with smart, savvy marketing and communications. She teaches a weekly webinar series and writes a leading blog on nonprofit communications at NonprofitMarketingGuide.com. She also presents highly rated in-person workshops on a variety of nonprofit marketing topics around the country. More than 3,000 nonprofits in 50 states, across Canada and in more than 30 countries have participated in Kivi’s webinars. Kivi is also a member of the FundRaising Successs Editorial Advisory Board.

After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C., she now lives in rural North Carolina with her husband, two young daughters, three cats, a dog and countless backyard wildlife. She enjoys writing, volunteering, hiking, vegetarian cooking and teaching her kids how to bake.

MARC PITMAN
Marc is the author of “Ask Without Fear!” and founder of FundraisingCoach.com and the weekly e-mail service “Fundraising Kick.” Marc’s expertise and enthusiasm has caught the attention of such organizations as Reuters, CBS, Fox News and the Chronicle of Philanthropy and gets him invited to speak to groups all over the world. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign and teaching Internet marketing at Thomas College. Mark is also a member of the FundRaising Success Editorial Advisory Board.

He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family!

NANCY SCHWARTZ
Nancy designs and implements marketing and communications programs to help nonprofit and foundation clients nationwide to maximize their impact and profits. Her clients include many small to mid-sized organizations focused on issue areas from education to health and the environment, including The After-School Project, American Libraries Council, Clearwater, Center for Asian American Media, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Union County Economic Development Corporation (UCEDC). Earlier in her career, she served as director of Electronic Product Development and Director of Marketing at the Foundation Center. Nancy is also a member of the FundRaising Success Editorial Advisory Board.

A graduate of Brown University, Ms. Schwartz also holds a MBA in Marketing and Management from New York University.