About Michael Stein

Michael Stein has been a passionate promoter of technology adoption by nonprofits for fundraising, engagement, organizing & advocacy since the birth of the Internet. He works as a freelance consultant and coach to nonprofits, foundations and other civic organizations with a focus on digital engagement, online fundraising, social media presence, and email & website usability.

He is formerly the Senior Director of Partnerships at EveryAction, a leading CRM and unified digital platform for nonprofits, and formerly a Senior Account Executive at the Mal Warwick Donordigital direct response fundraising agency. At MWD he managed national, regional and local campaigns to help nonprofits raise money online and engage supporters, including for Consumer Reports, Habitat for Humanity International, The SETI Institute, Ploughshares Fund, Catholic Relief Services, and Berkeley Humane.

Michael is a Board Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Gate Chapter where he indulges his lifelong passion for fundraising for progressive causes.

He is the author of three books and numerous articles chronicling the rise of digital marketing, mobile, and online fundraising. In 1997, he co-authored the groundbreaking book “Fundraising on the Internet: Recruiting and Renewing Donors Online,” with Nick Allen and Mal Warwick.

Michael’s opinion, analysis and writing have been featured in numerous media, including The New York TimesThe Chronicle of Philanthropy, National Public Radio, The Nonprofit Times, TechSoup.org, Philanthropy News Digest, Idealware.org, The Philanthropy Journal, The Nonprofit Quarterly, Grassroots Fundraising Journal and Wired Magazine.

Michael has provided strategic digital engagement consulting to several other notable organizations: The William J. Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the ACLU of Northern California.

Michael was the Founding Board President of Idealware.org where he served from 2006 to 2010.

Michael holds a BA in Political Science, cum laude, from Brandeis University.  He grew up in France and England, and now resides in Orinda, California.

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