About Michael Stein

mstein-photo-feb06-100Michael Stein is a veteran nonprofit technology strategist who has worked for the past twenty years at the intersection of communications, social media and fundraising. His areas of expertise include online fundraising, email messaging, email list growth, blogging, and online social media.

Michael is currently a Senior Account Executive at Donordigital in Berkeley, California, where he assists nonprofits in raising money online and engaging supporters.

Michael has provided strategic consulting to numerous organizations during his professional career including: The William J. Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, United Nations Food Program, The James Irvine Foundation, Animal Legal Defense Fund, American Lung Association of California, and the ACLU of Northern California.

Michael’s opinion and analysis have been featured in numerous media, including The New York Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, National Public Radio, and Wired Magazine.

With Nick Allen and Mal Warwick, Michael wrote the groundbreaking 1997 book: Fundraising on the Internet: Recruiting and Renewing Donors Online.

In 1994, Michael chronicled the rise of the emerging World Wide Web with Gary Wolf in the Peachpit Press book: Aether Madness: An Offbeat Guide to the Online World.

Michael serves on the Board of Directors of the East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club where his kids play on youth teams, and also the One World Futbol Foundation, an independent, all-volunteer nonprofit organization working to advance the global movement for peace and development through sports.

Michael is an avid longboard surfer and kayaker.  He holds a BA in Political Science, cum laude, from Brandeis University.  He grew up in France and England, and now resides in Orinda, California with his wife and two children.


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