To help us do that, and narrow the field to 12 semi-finalists who will move onto video submission round, I’m honored to introduce one half of our esteemed panel of judges for the Atlantic BT Gives Back Grant Contest.
Geoff Livingston, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Razoo
Geoff Livingston is an author, public speaker and marketing strategist who has dedicated his career to helping mindful companies and nonprofits achieve social change. He brings people together, virtually and physically to affect change and achieve higher knowledge. He was also a fellow presenter at this year’s Innogive conference, giving an inspiring talk that began with: “If you have a website, you must have a mobile strategy” (I’m paraphrasing) Take away? He knows it’s critical for today’s causes to embrace mobile technology, or risk a drop in results. Geoff can be followed on Twitter at @GeoffLiving
Joe Waters, SelfishGiving.com
When I think of Cause Marketing, I think of Joe. His innovative ideas and inspirational campaigns, blogs and publications are well respected and causing a stir. Not to mention, he’s pretty darn entertaining to talk to.
Joe has been a pioneer in educating effective usage of QR Codes, seen widely now in converting offline visuals into (most of the time) engaging mobile marketing content. His upcoming book, QR Codes for Dummies, will be available June 2012. Joe tweets at @joewaters
Ephraim Gopin, Fundraisinisfun.com
Ephraim Gopin is a web, fundraising & social media strategist. He helps NPO’s create websites, write web content and design social media strategies so organizations can engage, cultivate relationships and, ultimately, fundraise. His social media and fundraising blog offers constant thought-provoking ideas and Ephraim is a pro at Google+ and loves Google Hangout. He’s a tweeting maniac at @fundraisinisfun
Feeling grateful that these talented and influential guys are on our Grant Contest judging panel helping to elevate the discussion on how mobile technology holds the key to improved supporter engagement. They’ll be providing expert insight on how marketing, advocacy, fundraising and program delivery can be brought to new heights through mobile web, mobile strategy & mobile technology.
Check back soon when I’ll announce our remaining judges, completing our Grant Contest panel. In the meantime, check out these guys and think BIG when considering what your organization could do with $25,000 worth of mobile talent. Doesn’t your mission deserve it?