FINZ Annual Conference 2017

Keynote Speaker - Michael Whitney

Michael Whitney is an expert marketer, fundraiser, and campaigner with thirteen years of experience building digital programs to engage supporters for political candidates and non-profit organisations. He specialises in building support and engaging people using email marketing.

Michael was the Digital Fundraising Manager of Bernie Sanders' U.S. presidential campaign, which raised more than $218 million USD online from 8 million contributions. He also led the digital fundraising strategies for Gabby Giffords' gun violence prevention group Americans for Responsible Solutions, Zephyr Teachout's campaign for U.S. Congress, and for Black Lives Matter leader DeRay Mckesson's campaign for Mayor of Baltimore, and has previously worked with groups including,, Amnesty International USA, and Howard Dean's 2004 U.S. presidential campaign.

He was named one of Rolling Stone's "16 young Americans shaping the 2016 election." Michael's work in grassroots fundraising and mobilisation has set new standards in how organisations can engage supporters and volunteers in support of their mission and values.

Book in to Michael's Master Class and workshop today by clicking on the 'register now' link.

Master Class

Wednesday 3 May, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Revolutionary Fundraising - mobilising donors and volunteers and making the most of the latest in digital opportunities


Thursday 4 May, 12:45pm - 2:15pm

Opening Plenary - Message Matters Most

Friday 5 May, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Email like Bernie: How Bernie Sanders used email as the primary driver of digital fundraising and engagement



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