Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
700 Snelling Ave S
St. Paul, MN 55116
Speakers: Jake Blumberg, Executive Director (aka Chief Generosity Officer), GiveMN
Jamie Millard, Executive Director, Pollen
Join GiveMN Executive Director Jake Blumberg and Pollen Midwest Executive Director Jamie Millard to gain a deeper understanding on strategies for dynamic and impactful digital storytelling and fundraising techniques to benefit your organization. People are spending more time every day online, learning about causes they believe in and channeling their support through digital means at an ever-growing rate. GiveMN and Pollen have helped change the way nonprofits and schools communicate with their communities online in Minnesota, and are excited to share their experience to grow your organization’s online impact.
Jake is pretty much obsessed with fundraising and believes that a successful strategy, campaign, and message can expand the impact of the nonprofits and schools doing incredible work in our communities. He has helped lead record-breaking and history-making fundraising efforts—and is totally invested in helping Minnesota earn the title “The State of Giving.” Jake was named executive director of GiveMN in 2015, and brings a background that spans leadership roles in nonprofits, politics, and higher education. As the senior director of development and community engagement at Open Arms of Minnesota, Jake launched multiple online giving campaigns that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. As co-finance director of Minnesotans United, he helped lead a multimillion dollar campaign in Minnesota to win the freedom to marry for same sex couples. And in Washington D.C., Jake concurrently attained a master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University while working as a speech writer and associate director of development for The George Washington University Law School.
Jamie Millard is executive director of Pollen, a digital platform that breaks down the barriers of narrative, networking, and opportunity to build better-connected communities. Jamie has been identified as a “2015 40 Under 40″ by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, as a “100 People to Know in 2015″ by the Twin Cities Business Magazine. Nationally, Jamie was recognized in the Huffington Post as one of four millennial leaders, “doing important work to move us toward a more just and equitable society.” In addition to her dream job, Jamie serves on a Greater MSP task force to address the retention and attraction of emerging talent in our region. She is also a current member, and former board chair, of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network — Twin Cities. In 2009, Jamie co-founded the literary arts magazine Paper Darts, which is now a premier Twin Cities literary institution and has published more than 700 writers and artists.
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