Speakers

Amanda Byrne holds a B.S. in Animal Science from Mississippi State and also an Associates in Digital Art and Animation from the School of Communication Arts. She worked as a Network Analyst for Jackson Public Schools in Jackson, MS, and as IT Administrator for St. Michael's in Cary, NC. Finding Carolina Tiger Rescue represented the perfect opportunity to combine animals, graphics, and technology. Amanda began volunteering in 2003 and joined the staff in 2004. She cherishes the stories of Carolina Tiger and its animals and loves to share them in whatever medium she can. This past year she implemented Salesforce as Carolina Tiger’s CRM solution to manage 40,000 contacts. She has become a hard-core Salesforce fan and loves to share her Salesforce challenges and lessons learned.

Brian Crawford, Creative Director, BC/DC Ideas. As a corporate advertising refugee, I draw upon my experience as a copywriter working on brands including Procter & Gamble, Polaris, IBM and MillerCoors to help nonprofits in the creative space. After starting BC/DC Ideas I have expanded my creative vision to video production where I make stories come to life. I amplify the best in nonprofits and never shy away from a fight for good.

Dawn A Crawford, Nonprofit Communications Consultant, BC/DC Ideas. I’ve dedicated my career to nonprofit communications and fundraising. Before founding BC/DC Ideas, a full-service creative agency specializing in nonprofit consultation, I spent the first 10 years of my career in various communications leadership roles. A true communicator at heart, I found my niche in social media where I am a weaver of words and a passionate community builder. I am fortunate to lead a team of designers, web developers, video visionaries, social media ninjas, and writers to bring nonprofits creative and effective communications and fundraising campaigns. When my day job is done, I enjoy spending time with my husband Brian, baby girl Katrina, and I garden to make the world a more beautiful place.

Alice Denson, Executive Director, Orange County Literacy Council.

Boriana Ditcheva is the web developer at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. She is responsible for building and maintaining our web environment and web applications.

Before joining the Center in 2011, Boriana Ditcheva worked as a web and applications developer at the School of Government, UNC Chapel Hill. She has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.

Boriana also taught high school math for several years before becoming a full time developer.

Kosta Harlan is a Developer with DesignHammer Media Group in Durham.

Amber Neill Boaz, Director of Cloud Success, Cloud for Good. Prior to joining Cloud for Good Amber has worked for large publicly traded companies, small start-ups, government agencies, academic departments, and, for a time, as a freelance web designer. She started working with Saas businesses in 2005 and with Salesforce in 2008. She hasn’t stopped since.

Amber is a certified Advanced Administrator and Developer. In early 2011, Amber was honored to be chosen as a Salesforce.com MVP. This program recognizes exceptional individuals within the Salesforce community for their leadership, knowledge, and ongoing contributions.

Amber currently volunteers with the Interfaith Food Shuttle and local community theater.

Jay Roberts is a developer at DesignHammer in Durham. He has been building websites for nonprofit organizations since 2005.

Amy Sample Ward is Membership Director with NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network. Previously, she served as Community Development Manager for a program area at TechSoup Global (called Community-Driven Innovation) where, among other responsibilities, she managed the NetSquared program.

Amy focuses on leveraging technologies for social change. She is a co-author of Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to Implement Online Multichannel Strategies to Spark Advocacy, Raise Money, and Engage your Community to be released by Wiley and Sons in February 2013. In 2009, she co-authored Social by Social: A practical guide to using new technologies to deliver social impact. Since 2008, she has been a contributor to Stanford Social Innovation Review. Her blog focuses on strategic uses of new technologies for communities and organizations.

Amanda Sides, Account Director, SearchMojo. Amanda graduated from James Madison University and from there began working at Search Mojo, a search engine marketing agency in Charlottesville, VA in the fall of 2008. She currently works as an Account Director in the Charleston, SC office, managing teams and overseeing strategy and implementation of search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising for various clients. Amanda has worked with clients such as Mazda USA and Taco Bell, and currently works with nonprofit clients such as GuideStar, Share Our Strength, SRI International, and Gospel for Asia. Amanda has spoken at various conferences including Blogville in Charlottesville, VA, and MarketingProfs B2B Digital Marketing Forum in Boston. Amanda is certified in Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and Bing Ads.

Ruby Sinreich is Director of New Media Strategy and the Digital Media & Learning Competition at HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory at Duke University). She is also Founder & Editor of her webblog at OrangePolitics.org.

Karin Tracy, VP, Creative Services, Confluence Corp. Karin leads the creative services department, crafting identity and print design, web strategy and design and social media marketing solutions. Karin’s responsibilities also include sales, marketing and creative strategy for Confluence itself.

Prior to joining Confluence, Karin ran a successful design boutique called little b. In its ten-year existence, little b performed design work for several hundred companies nationwide, both in the for- and non-profit arenas. Little b was acquired by Confluence in January of 2012.

Karin worked for a handful of design firms in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area prior to forming her own company. Stand out projects include being the lead designer for Al Gore’s 2000 campaign web site and working on early identity design for HonestTea.

Karin received a BFA in Graphic Design, summa cum laude, from the American College in London. She currently lives in a circa 1900 storefront rowhouse in Baltimore city with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

Dan Webb, VP, Technology Solutions & Services, TechSoup Global. Dan directs product strategy, new partner, and business model development for TechSoup Global. Mr. Webb is an accomplished operations leader with a steadfast belief in improving and launching business ventures through aggressive market penetration, quality customer service delivery, and technical systems solutions to improve business profitability and ensure continued growth. At TechSoup Global his skills in project management and business analysis and development are put to good use. Over the last 17 years Mr. Webb, a dedicated entrepreneur, founded and managed 3 successful businesses: ICX Online, AWx3, Inc., and IDG Inc. Mr. Webb has 4 school aged children and has been married to his wife Denise for 23 years. They live in Raleigh, North Carolina and enjoy hiking and beach activities. Mr. Webb also serves as coach for youth baseball and plays in “48 and over” and “30 and over” adult, wood bat, baseball leagues. He usually competes with a team from Knoxville, Tennessee at the Roy Hobbs World Series each year in Ft. Myers, Florida.