Digital Innovations and the Future of Small-Dollar Fundraising and Organizing

Digital Innovations and the Future of Small-Dollar Fundraising and Organizing

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Friday, Aug. 19 11:00 AM (Eastern)

Ends: Friday, Aug. 19 12:00 PM (Eastern)

For over two years, we’ve navigated the transition from in-person to a fully virtual environment. We have adopted new ways to organize and fundraise by employing things like virtual events or peer-to-peer communications that could lead to new voter, supporters, or donors. Nonprofits have had to activate their communities through crises and critical moments by balancing the want to have people on the streets with the need for actions online. And now we face a midterm election where the landscape is shifting yet again. Join us to discuss innovations in technology, organizing, and small-dollar fundraising—and the question on all of our minds: Where do we go from here?

Moderator

Michelle Ngwafon

Michelle Ngwafon

Michelle was born and raised in the DMV and attended Howard University pursuing a double degree in Political Science and Philosophy. With over 10 years of experience in finance, organizing and political work, Michelle has worked with candidates and elected officials at every level of government across the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. In the 2020 cycle, Michelle served as the head of the Organizing and Political Department for Tina Smith for Minnesota.
As a first generation American, Michelle has always been passionate about creating opportunities for those who want a better life for themselves and their families as her parents did for her and her siblings. Active in local politics, she was elected at-large to her county party in 2018 and was the first African American woman to be president of her local young dems organization. Michelle currently resides in downtown Baltimore with her gentle giant puppy Kirabo “Bo” and a massive collection of sneakers.