Meet the Speakers

Online Fundraising Virtual Summit
Kari Anderson

Kari Anderson

Founder, Incite! Consulting

Kari is a Montana native, born in Billings and raised in Red Lodge and Whitefish. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Kari and her husband reside in Harrison and Tetonia, ID with their cats Tyson and Rahlves. Learn More at: inciteconsultinggroup.com

Sami Bedell - Mulhern

Sami Bedell - Mulhern

Founder, The First Click

In 2017, I started my freelance business, H & E Marketing Solutions, helping small business owners, entrepreneurs and non-profits create and execute their digital strategies in Bend, OR. My background was is in non-profit work and fundraising. I have seen first hand the struggles in an ever-evolving landscape and the pressures that Development professionals feel to keep the funds coming in. I wanted to create ways to support non-profits where they are and make non-profit fundraising, online, easier. I believe in the organization you’re trying to build, and the impact you can make in your community – so let’s do this! Learn more at thefirstclick.net

Michelle Frechette

Michelle Frechette

Head of Customer Success, GiveWP

Michelle and the Customer Success team work with fundraisers all over the world to make the world a better place. Part of that is helping customers evaluate their websites and researching what works to convert site visitors to supporter and donors. Learn more at: givewp.com

In addition to her work at GiveWP, Michelle is the Podcast Barista at WPCoffeeTalk.com, a volunteer for BigOrangeHeart.org, and a frequent speaker at WordPress events. You can find out more at her website WorksByMichelle.com.

Megan Fries

Megan Fries

Founder, Frenzy to Freedom

Megan, owner and operational strategist at Frenzy to Freedom helps high achieving business owners and managers get to the next level. She specializes in operational and financial strategy which often involves documentation, accountability setting, budgeting, and testing and measuring of metrics that let people know they are on track.  Learn more at: https://frenzytofreedom.com

Roxanne Fry

Roxanne Fry

Founder, RoxStar Solutions

Roxanne Fry is the founder and CEO of RoxStar Solutions LLC. As a process improvement solutionist, she helps nonprofits leverage technology tools to streamline their day-to-day business operations and maximize the use of their CRM. Roxanne is a certified Salesforce Administrator with extensive nonprofit C-Suite experience. Learn more at roxstarsolutions.com.

Bryan Funk

Bryan Funk

Marketing Manager, Virtuous CRM

Bryan believes in the power of actualization. The heart of his work has been centered around helping others realize just how powerful they really are. He loves to support the limitless possibilities in people and their organizations and has seen firsthand the exponential growth of online fundraising.

He spent the last decade leading global peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, raising millions of dollars, forging synergistic partnerships with influencers and nonprofits, and mobilizing thousands of people across a variety of cause areas including human rights, peace building, enhancing civil society, and mental health.

During this period while working at Invisible Children, the team stewarded KONY2012 – the fastest growing viral social justice and online fundraising campaign in the history of the internet (at the time). The digital campaign garnered 100M views in 5 days and raised millions of dollars to support the efforts to bring warlord Joseph Kony to justice.

His path has been full of synchronicities and is grateful to work in the social impact space weaving his past, present, and future ambitions for a better world by putting the right tool in the hands of nonprofits to unlock exponential growth through Responsive Fundraising at Virtuous. Learn more at: virtuous.org

Grant Hensel

Grant Hensel

Founder, NonProfit Megaphone

Grant is the CEO of Nonprofit Megaphone, a marketing agency devoted 100% to helping nonprofits acquire and manage the Google Ad Grant. We are proud to manage the Grant for over 400 nonprofits around the world! Learn more at: nonprofitmegaphone.com

Patrick Kirby

Patrick Kirby

Founder, Do Good Better Consulting

Patrick Kirby is the Founder of Do Good Better Consulting, author of the Amazon best seller Fundraise Awesomer! A Practical Guide to Staying Sane While Doing Good, host of The Official Do Good Better Podcast, and a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language.

Patrick has spent nearly fifteen years working as a fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, for organizations of all shapes and sizes, and strives to ‘Do Good Better’ every day. From organizing $10,000 cure walks to $1 million galas, Patrick’s passion lies in creating creative solutions to make fundraising less boring.

He cut his donor relations/fundraising teeth as the Alumni Coordinator at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, MN, before trying his hand as a manufacturing sales rep to companies such as Target and Best Buy. Tired of being yelled at for uncontrollable international shipping issues in both English and Chinese, Patrick re-joined the world of nonprofit work as the Sr. Development Director at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation MN/Dakotas Chapter before taking the Chief Development Officer position at the Anne Carlsen Center.

He earned his B.A. in “B.S.” (politics) at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, and is hopelessly addicted to super nerdy Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels and old school SquareSoft ® RPG Nintendo games. Patrick married out of his league to his wife Shannon, has three ridiculously adorable children named Spencer, Preston and Willow, and lives in West Fargo, ND. Learn more at dogoodbetterconsulting.com

Mandy Thompson

Mandy Thompson

Founder, Digital Reach OPM

As one of the Digital Reach founders and its lead solution finder and strategist, Mandy brings all the pieces together and keeps the Digital Reach family chugging along. Mandy oversees every project we touch, from client management and development right on down to design, programming, and marketing.

Mandy has a knack for being able to see the world through others’ eyes, which for clients means that she’s a careful listener who tailors solutions with insight and care— no cookie cutters from this girl! Under the pressure of deadlines and budgets, she’s a pretty cool cat. The only time this Phoenix native breaks a sweat is when she’s playing competitive beach volleyball or deep on a backpacking trail. Learn more at: digitalreachos.com

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