GuideStar Speakers Bureau

GuideStar staff members are experts on a variety of nonprofit practice issues ranging from revolutionizing philanthropy to advancing sector transparency to enabling smarter charitable giving to funneling donations to high-performing nonprofits.

Tap into this expertise by arranging an interview with a GuideStar expert or having a GuideStar representative speak at your next event.

Request a GuideStar Expert

To request a GuideStar expert for an interview, meeting, or conference, please contact:

Arielle Gart
Arielle.Gart@guidestar.org
(202) 660-0274

Please include your name, organization, contact information, area of interest, and (if applicable) the name, date, and location of your upcoming meeting.

Our Experts

Jacob Harold
President & CEO
@jacobcharold

Areas of Expertise

  • Trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Role of information in guiding philanthropic decisions
  • Role of technology in 21st-century philanthropy
  • Evaluating nonprofit performance/measuring impact
  • Overhead Myth

Adrian Bordone
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
@adrianbordone

Areas of Expertise

  • Trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Role of information in guiding philanthropic decisions
  • Role of technology in 21st-century philanthropy
  • Evaluating nonprofit performance/measuring impact
  • Overhead Myth

Jim Dobrzeniecki
Vice President, Technology

Areas of Expertise

  • Agile/SCRUM development methodologies
  • Search engines
  • Existing/new nonprofit technology
  • Trends in the nonprofit industry
  • Data transfer between organizations
  • BRIDGE Project—unique organization identifiers

Mizmun Kusairi
Vice President, Strategy and Finance

Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit management
  • Strategic planning
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
  • Finance and Accounting

Evan Paul
Vice President, Products
@evanthomaspaul

Areas of Expertise

  • Participatory stakeholder engagement
  • Decision support technology
  • Lean principles and Agile process
  • GuideStar products and services

Debra Snider
Vice President, Operations

Areas of Expertise

  • Overhead Myth
  • Leveraging GuideStar to increase nonprofit mission awareness
  • GuideStar's role in the nonprofit sector
  • Organizational culture

Gabe Cohen
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications

Areas of Expertise

  • Trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Overhead Myth
  • Nonprofit marketing and communications trends
  • Evaluating Nonprofit performance/measuring impact

Eva Nico
Senior Director, Nonprofit Programs

Areas of Expertise

  • Current trends in nonprofit giving with a focus on online giving
  • Reaching new stakeholders through GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
  • Evaluating nonprofit performance/measuring impact in a digital world
  • Innovation for nonprofits using human centered design principles

Bunkie Righter
Senior Director, National Sales
@brighter

Area of Expertise

  • Trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Corporate programs, developing a nonprofit vertical and selling to nonprofits
  • Role of technology in 21st-century philanthropy
  • GuideStar Products, Services and Role in the charitable marketplace

Tony Rodriguez
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships
@TRodriguez3000

Area of Expertise

  • Trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Corporate programs, developing a nonprofit vertical and selling to nonprofits
  • Role of technology in 21st-century philanthropy
  • GuideStar Products, Services and Role in the charitable marketplace

Shane T. Ward
Senior Director, Technology, Data and Architecture

Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit data
  • Warehousing data

Jackie Fekeci
Director, Communications and Outreach

Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit marketing and communications trends
  • GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
  • Nonprofit fundraising: best practices
  • Nonprofit fundraising trends

Holly Ivel
Director, Data Service

Areas of Expertise

  • Trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Nonprofit regulation
  • Executive compensation
  • 990 data evaluation

Jasmine Marrow
Director, Nonprofit Strategy

Areas of Expertise

  • Trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Evaluating nonprofit performance/measuring Impact
  • GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
  • Diversity and equity data in the nonprofit sector
  • Performance indicators

Elizabeth Suarez
Director, Philanthropic Relations
@EESSuarez

Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit fundraising: best practices
  • Nonprofit fundraising trends

Arielle Gart
Manager, Marketing and Outreach

Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit marketing and communications trends
  • Nonprofit fundraising: best practices
  • Nonprofit fundraising trends

Madeline Kardos
Marketing and Communications Associate

Areas of Expertise

  • GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles