The ePhilanthropy Foundation has named 13 fundraising professionals to join its program of online experts as new and renewing Master Trainers. ePhilanthropy is the global leader in providing training for nonprofit organizations for the ethical and efficient use of the Internet for philanthropic purposes through education and advocacy,
Master Trainers are chosen for their expertise in online philanthropy strategy and techniques and for their ability to effectively train others. To receive the designation, applicants must have at least three years experience in the use of the Internet for fundraising and five years in philanthropy. Applicants must also submit documentation showing they are able to educate others, this information is then reviewed by the ePhilanthropy Master Trainer Review Board, Chaired by Kristina Carlson, President of FundraisingINFO.com, which makes decisions regarding ePMT designation.
“The Internet is playing a greater role in every aspect of our lives, including philanthropy,” said Ted Hart, President and CEO of ePhilanthropy Foundation. “More and more nonprofit organizations are looking for practical information and training that’s based on true experience.”
The new and renewing ePMTs who join more than 40 master trainers already in the program are:
1. Leanne Bergey, President and CEO, Verve Internet Solutions, Philadelphia, PA
2. Dr. David Crooke, Chief Technology Officer, Convio, Austin TX
3. Pamela Dechert, CFRE, Regional Account Executive, eTapestry, Indianapolis, IN
4. Robert P. DeMartinis, President and CEO, Hope Associates, Philadelphia, PA
5. Gordon "Jay" Frost, Chief Strategy Officer, WealthEngine, Bethesda, MD
6. Sheeraz Haji, CEO, GetActive Software, Berkeley CA
7. David M. Lawson, General Manager, Donor Management, Kintera, Inc., San Diego, CA
8. Devon Segel Lipsky, ePMT – Electronic Marketing Manager, American Red Cross (Southeastern PA Chapter)
9. Steve MacLaughlin, Practice Manager, Internet Services, Blackbaud, Inc., Charleston, SC
10. Randel Moss, Manager of Futuring and Innovation Based Strategies, The American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA
11. Catherine N. Pagliaro, CEO, C.N. Wylie Group, Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada
12. Anthony J. Powell, CFRE, Vice President, Professional Services, Blackbaud, Inc., Charleston, SC.
13. Tanya Zumach, ePMT – Internet Strategy Consultant (Portland, OR)
The ePhilanthropy Foundation publishes a directory of skilled trainers and lecturers who hold the ePMT designation for the nonprofit community on its web site (www.ephilanthropy.org/ePMT ). The list provides conference and seminar planners and nonprofit organizations a way to identify those who are most skilled in ePhilanthropy strategy and techniques.