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Bruce Bernstein has spent nearly three decades as a nonprofit leader and consultant at the intersection of the technology, social justice and social entrepreneurship. He is an experienced and recognized expert in public sector grant writing, strategy and research and has worked for major clients such as Boro of Manhattan Community College and the Queens Hospital Network. For 12 years, he served as president of the New York Software Industry Association and transformed it into a leading organization in the field of high tech economic development, launching successful programs in workforce development and business incubation. During Bruce’s tenure, NYSIA’s membership increased ten-fold, and Bruce raised more than $10 million in competitive public sector grants – Federal, state, and local. Prior to NYSIA, Bruce spent 10 years as a high tech entrepreneur, founding a successful database development consultancy, MainStreet Partners. Bruce has written extensively on economic development, high tech workforce development, business incubation, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. He is a graduate of Queens College (CUNY), with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.
Named by the New York Times as “one of the most prominent political bloggers in the nation” and by the Washington Post as one of a handful of online experts pioneering “a whole new way of campaigning,” Peter Daou has advised leading organizations, companies and campaigns, including the United Nations Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, AARP, Intel, and many others. He directed blog outreach and online rapid response for Kerry-Edwards 2004 and in 2006 became a senior online adviser to Hillary Clinton. In 2007, he was named Internet Director for Hillary Clinton for President, where he oversaw the campaign’s online fundraising, communications and mobilization. Peter has been cited frequently by news outlets including the Washington Post, AP, MSNBC, ABC News, New York Times, Politico and Wall Street Journal. Peter is president of Triangle Advisers.
Howard Greenstein is a marketing technology strategy consultant and President of the Harbrooke Group, which specializes in helping companies and organizations communicate with their customers, donors and the general public using the latest web technologies. Harbrooke clients have included Pearson Education, AJLI, WE tv, New York Road Runners, and numerous nonprofits, start-ups and small businesses. He also teaches social media courses at New York University’s SCPS. His career has spanned organizations including the Twin Towers Fund, Microsoft, NYU, and several start-ups. He is a contributing editor for Inc.Com’s Start-Up Toolkit. Howard co-founded the world’s first international non-profit dedicated to Web 2.0, the Social Media Club in 2006. Howard is president of The Harbooke Group.
Divine Tabios is a development consultant with experience in all aspects of fundraising, especially in managing and conducting feasibility studies and capital campaigns, and she has worked with a variety of nonprofit clients across the country. She has a record of success in managing large-scale campaigns, developing campaign strategy and guidelines, and creating and launching programs where none existed. Over a decade of consulting to the social sector, Divine’s diverse client portfolio has given her the opportunity to work and succeed in a variety of fundraising environments including Albany, Connecticut, Chicago, Davenport, Honolulu, and New York City. She has extensive experience with project management, volunteer leadership identification and management, prospect identification and research, volunteer and solicitation training workshops, fundraising event planning and management, case development, and other technical aspects of fundraising.
Chris Watson has provided campaign counsel and strategic guidance to more than 200 leading local, national and international organizations. He has designed and led major fundraising campaign efforts in Atlanta, Washington, Detroit, New York, Denver, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Bermuda, Maryland, Virginia, St. Louis, Connecticut, Maine, Hawaii, South Carolina and Rome, Italy. Clients have included national associations and organizations, museums, hospitals and medical centers, secondary schools, institutes of higher education, social service organizations, national charities and single-disease research associations. Among the organizations Chris has counseled include the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund, where he designed and led an historic public-private campaign to replace the visitor center at Pearl Harbor, the Twin Towers Fund (pro bono), the Pontifical North American College, the Fashion Institute of Technology, World Vision, the National Urban League, the Arthritis Foundation, CARE, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Apollo Theatre, the Joe Torre Foundation, the Lymphoma Research Foundation, the United Nations World Food Programme, the Destination Marketing Association, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Girl Scouts USA, to name a few. Chris is president of Polaris Philanthropy Partners.