Speaker Profile

Vanessa Tsimoyianis-Butterworth

Vanessa Tsimoyianis-Butterworth
Senior Online Project Coordinator
Greenpeace USA, Rising Tide North America

I just released a 3-part blog series — Relationships matter if we want to win: How-to cultivate more human connection online to build stronger movements. It talks about the importance of developing online principles for your team; having more deeper, personalized conversations with supporters; and, structuring your organization or group to really do supporter-focused online engagement work. Find it at http://bit.ly/vanessa-blogs. I currently work as the senior digital project coordinator for the climate team at Greenpeace USA, am a Power Shift board member, and sit on the Rising Tide North America organizing team. I also consult for grassroots groups and non-profits around online, supporter engagement, and direct action strategy. I continuously work to take the good and bad of what I’ve learned over the years and experiment with new ways of story-telling and building power. When we stop asking questions and pushing to be better at what we do, we lose important battles for a better world! Outside of paid work, I organize with frontline groups against police brutality, gentrification, and environmental justice. I’m originally from Mississauga of the New Credit Territory as known as Ontario, Canada, but now live in Oakland, California on Ohlone Territory.