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Dana Ostomel is the Vice President of Nonprofit Industry Development at Firespring, a company that provides essential software and beautiful websites for nonprofits. Prior to her role at Firespring, Dana was the founder and CEO of Deposit a Gift, a crowdfunding platform popular with nonprofits that allows users to easily create an online fundraising campaign for any organizational or personal need. Firespring acquired Deposit a Gift in August 2016 with Dana residing as the company’s lead crowdfunding expert.
Before launching her own business, Dana spent over a decade as a marketing and branding adviser, developing integrated marketing solutions for nationally-known brands such as Snapple, CENTURY 21, MasterCard and DIRECTV. Dana owns a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from UCLA. She is a leading authority and sought-after speaker on the topics of crowdfunding, online community stewardship and nonprofit marketing.
Posted on 11/02/2017
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Posted on 08/29/2017
Many companies want to give back to their communities for a variety of reasons, and they often look for nonprofits to partner with. Your organization could be the perfect one for a business or corporation in your community.
Posted on 07/18/2017
How could crowdfunding have saved the clock tower in the movie, Back to the Future? Well, we may not have been there back in 1955, but we’ve got a few ideas for your nonprofit organization to use in the present & future.
Posted on 05/09/2017
Event planning takes a lot of work, preparation & manpower, and it can exhaust your staff & volunteers. Here are six things you can do to build relationships & fundraise without all the energy it takes to pull off a large-scale event.
Posted on 04/11/2017
Here’s a quick look at the basics of crowdfunding and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. It is important to understand what crowdfunding is, where it fits within a nonprofit organization’s overall fundraising strategy.
Posted on 03/28/2017
Crowdfunding is an effective way to boost your fundraising, but it is rarely, if ever, a “build it and they will come” type of initiative. If you’re considering launching a campaign, here are six ways to get a return on your investment.