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Steven Shattuck is Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang. A prolific writer and speaker, he curates Bloomerang’s sector-leading educational content, and hosts our weekly webinar series which features the top thought-leaders in the nonprofit sector.

Steven got his start in the nonprofit sector producing fundraising videos and other digital content for organizations like Butler University, Girl Scouts, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the American Heart Association.

Steven volunteers his time on the Project Work Group of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project and the Study Fundraising Steering Group at the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University. He is also an AFP Center for Fundraising Innovation (CFI) committee member.

Steven has contributed content to the National Council of Nonprofits, AFP, NTEN and Nonprofit Hub, and is a frequent conference speaker, having spoken at AFP International, NAYDO, Cause Camp, ADRP, the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, and Planet Philanthropy to name a few. He is a co-author of Fundraising Principles and Practice: Second Edition.

In 2015, he co-founded Launch Cause, a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping emerging nonprofit organizations in the Indianapolis area enhance the impact of their work.

Recipient of the David Letterman Scholarship, Steven graduated with honors from Ball State University in 2006 with a degree in Telecommunications and Creative Writing. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife, son and daughter.


Jo Miller, GPC, SMS is Managing Director and founder of SmartEGrants professional development firm that includes GrantChat community. She is CEO and principal  J. Miller & Associates, Inc., a national grant consulting firm a grant

Jo has served in the nonprofit and government sector for 20 years, developing expertise in grant project management from administration and fundraising to program design and evaluation. She and her team at J. Miller & Associates have secured more than $78 million dollars in grant funding. Jo serves on the Board of the Grant Professionals Association and GPA Social Media Committee. Jo is  a Grant Professionals Certified through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute, an Approved Trainer by the Grant Professionals Association, and a certified Social Media Strategist through the National Institute of Social Media.


Jim Anderson, CFRE, Partner at GoalBusters, has more than 30 years of sales and sales training experience through his positions with local media and national research companies such as Nielsen Media, Simmons and Scarborough Research. Consistently recognized as a top revenue producer ($30 million+), Jim earned “Sales Executive” and “Negotiator of the Year” awards.

Jim specializes in marketing and branding strategy, social media marketing, multimedia production, direct sales and sponsorship training programs, and board and organizational training. Jim frequently supports public radio pledge drives with passionate, entertaining and effective on-air appeals coast to coast. Jim currently serves as the president of AFP Northern Arizona, his third time serving in this volunteer role. Jim served on the AFP International Communications and Marketing Committee, the Committee on Directorship and is an AFP Faculty Training Academy graduate. In addition, Jim was honored as the 2010 Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern Arizona Fundraising Professional of the Year. He received his Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential in 2013.

Jim has an extensive background in media production, and has created projects ranging from training videos for 300+ television stations nationwide in the USA, to promotional videos for client events. As an instructor at Northern Arizona University, he received superior evaluations from the hundreds of students who participated in his “Communications Analysis” and “Sales, Research, Marketing and Promotion” classes. Jim speaks Spanish, is an avid photographer, and has over 26 million views of his photos on Google Maps.


Stephanie Cory is committed to strengthening the nonprofit sector through education. She has dedicated her career to the sector for more than 15 years. Stephanie has served as an executive director for a health advocacy organization as well as held development and program management roles for organizations serving seniors and people with disabilities. In these roles she expanded programming, strengthened infrastructure, and grew fundraising revenue. She has also consulted for a variety of educational and arts organizations helping them strengthen governance and fundraising. Stephanie has worked with organizations of all sizes—from grassroots with no paid staff to multi-campus health care providers with upward of $50 million in annual revenue. She is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies where she teaches a variety of fundraising topics.

Stephanie is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and earned her designation as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from the American College of Financial Services. Recognized for her excellence in teaching and facilitation, she was named a Master Trainer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Demonstrating her commitment to helping organizations strengthen their governance and employ best practices, Stephanie is a Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource and a licensed consultant through the Standards for Excellence® Institute. She earned a BS in Accounting and MS in Gerontology from the University of Southern California and is pursuing her MEd in Adult and Organizational Development at Temple University.

Stephanie understands nonprofit management through lens of a manager and consultant as well as a volunteer herself. She has more than 25 years’ experience as a board member for organizations ranging from grassroots with no staff to a multi-million dollar international association. Her positions as a board member have included officer roles for AFP – Greater Philadelphia Chapter; district representative on AFP’s international board of directors; three officer roles for AFP – Brandywine Chapter; board member for Old Brandywine Village, Inc.; an officer role for the Forum of Executive Women – Delaware; treasurer of the Christmas Shop Foundation; and president of the Junior League of Wilmington as well as six additional board roles. Stephanie shares her governance expertise with the Association of Junior Leagues International where she consults with Junior Leagues across the world helping them implement best practices in their nominating process. Stephanie also donates time to Canine Partners for Life and the Wilmington Senior Center helping with their fundraising.


Chad Barger, CFRE teaches small, but mighty, charities to fundraise more effectively.  He is a sought after nonprofit fundraising consultant, trainer and coach.

Chad is the chief strategist and owner of the firm Productive Fundraising.  He is better known to many as @fundraiserchad, a trusted guide to the fundraising tactics and tools that are working today.  Every week, Chad publishes free fundraising tips and resources to his popular email list and through his free webinar series.

Chad has spent his entire career as a fundraiser. He has worked in large shops and small in a variety of sectors (higher education, social services and the arts). He has built fundraising programs from the ground up, rebuilt fundraising programs back to their former glory and taken stagnant organizations to the next level.  The campaigns that he has worked on have raised in excess of $43 million dollars for the charities that he’s had the honor of serving.

As a Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chad is a frequent presenter at nonprofit conferences.  Chad serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Messiah College, teaching their fundraising course.  He is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and is a past president of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter.  He also serves on AFP’s Content Advisory Committee at the international level and is the ringmaster of #AFPeeps U (social media training) at #AFPICON (the AFP International Conference). Chad is a regular columnist for Advancing Philanthropy and has been interviewed for the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the two leading publications in the field.  He earned his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential, the first globally-recognized credential for fundraising professionals, in 2007.  Chad is also a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP).  He is the 2018 recipient of the Central Penn Business Journal’s Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award.

Chad is a graduate of Slippery Rock University (SRU) where he got his fundraising start as a student phone-a-thon caller.  At SRU, Chad served as an AmeriCorps member leading fellow students on community service trips across the country, which shifted his career focus to the nonprofit sector.  He currently serves on SRU’s Philanthropy and Nonprofit Program Advisory Council.

When he’s not training a nonprofit board of directors to be better fundraisers or conducting a fundraising coaching call, Chad is typically spending quality time with his family, serving as a scout leader with Cub Scout Pack 279, cheering the Steelers on to their seventh ring or hiking in the woods.


Salvatore Salpietro is CIO at Fundraise Up, previously Digital Director at Child Mind Institute, co-founder and VP Technical Operations at ISEBOX, and a hired-gun to build out software platform concepts and bring to market. Currently living in Brooklyn – often found in Florida, London or New Jersey.


Michelle Gollapalli, CFRE, is an internationally accredited fundraising professional with over 20 years of experience in a variety of fields such as public broadcasting, healthcare, youth services, disabilities and education.

Michelle is currently the Vice President of Development at ECRI Institute, in PA. Formerly, she served as Vice President of Development and Executive Director of the Jefferson Health Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Michelle worked as Chief Development Officer for Bancroft, where she oversaw Development, Marketing and Communications, and Admissions.
Michelle’s immediate past development experience includes being Vice President of Development at Presby’s Inspired Life and Regional Major Gifts Officer for the national Alzheimer’s Association.

Michelle’s community involvement began when, as a teenager in India, she was voted to be Director of Community Outreach for the Rotaract Orchards, where the group adopted a village outside her hometown of Bangalore and began, among other things, an adult literacy program there. Between that, and volunteering through her church youth group at a hospital in rural India, Michelle soon gained a deep respect for the positive impact that philanthropy and community engagement can have.

Viken Mikaelian is founder and CEO of PlannedGiving.com.  He was the first to bring planned giving to the Internet back in 1999. Since then, his company PlannedGiving.com has helped over 3,200 non-profits get their planned giving programs on the Web.

Many people make a living by complicating planned giving. Viken makes his by keeping it simple. He shoots straight, keeps things practical, and adds a welcome splash of flavor to otherwise vanilla topics.

Viken has presented at over 500 planned giving councils, AFP and AHP chapters, foundations, and banks, and five times at the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly the National Committee on Planned Giving). He publishes Planned Giving Tomorrow (circulation 17,200), a quarterly magazine with marketing ideas for fundraisers, and he has authored over 1,600 publications for capital campaigns and planned giving programs. His firms have received numerous awards, including five from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Viken graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a pre-med student and almost decided to become a doctor, but the planned giving community is glad he didn’t.