Speaker Bios – New Methods of Fundraising

Danny Williams
President/CEO
Eliza Bryant Village

Danny R. Williams, JD, MNO joined Eliza Bryant Village as President and CEO on January 1, 2017.Williams has spent his professional career serving the Greater Cleveland community, with over 30 years of experience in the legal, nonprofit and community health field. From 2006-2016, Williams served as the Executive Director of The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, now known as Circle Health Services, a federally qualified health center that serves thousands of medically under-served patients annually.

Dave Holmes
Cleveland Lead
Foundation Center

David Holmes returned to Foundation Center Midwest in 2015 as Cleveland Lead after serving as Senior Consultant with Cleveland fundraising firm Grants Plus. In his initial nine-year tenure with Foundation Center, Dave served in various roles including Regional Training Specialist, Interim Director of Foundation Center – Cleveland, and Director of Capacity and Leadership Development. Earlier in his career, Dave served as a Program Officer for the Stocker Foundation in Lorain, Ohio, and Director of Grants and Prospect Research at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. He is a former board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Northeast Ohio Chapter and of Joyful Noise Music School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA from Villanova University, and an MLIS from Kent State University.

Indigo Bishop
Cleveland Action Strategist
ioby

Indigo Bishop is a certified social justice mediator and a graduate of Case Western Reserve University where she studied sociology, anthropology, and social work. She has traveled to Kenya, Ecuador and the Netherlands to study nonprofit organizations, community development, and social policy.

Before coming to ioby, Indigo worked with Neighborhood Connections, a program of the Cleveland Foundation and the nation’s largest grassroots grants program, established to empower and encourage Clevelanders to become more engaged with each other and with the city. In this role Indigo connected active citizens to opportunities and resources, encouraging their creativity, passion, and ingenuity to take action on what they cared about, shaping communities that work for them. She also developed sustainable wealth building initiatives, facilitated dialogue and collective action, and taught both nationally and locally; equipping practitioners across the country with innovative community building techniques.

Amy Neumann
Nonprofit & Technology Development
Advance Ohio

Amy Neumann is a tech fanatic with a penchant for social good, who has been working professionally in the internet, technology and marketing space since 1994. After spending sixteen years in Los Angeles with companies like AT&T and Yahoo, Amy returned to Northeast Ohio to focus on how technology can solve challenges for nonprofits and businesses of all sizes.
Amy is part of the Advance Ohio team, helping develop deep partnerships in the nonprofit and technology space. An entrepreneur by nature, Amy also recently founded a startup nonprofit called Free Tech for Nonprofits, and often speaks and publishes under her social enterprise business, Good Plus Tech. (Free Tech for Nonprofits will help provide technology and related resources to nonprofits. Technology can free up human time for things only people can do – providing more time for activities that really create the most impact.)

Because she is so passionate about helping others crack the code on how to effectively use marketing and technology to achieve their goals, Amy speaks nationally on topics related to social media and strategic digital marketing at many events. Conferences and organizations include Dell’s Social Innovation Conference, ASU’s Sustainability Conference, the Midwest Social Media Summit, SHRM (Society of Human Resource Managers), and SME (Sales and Marketing Executives). She is widely published, including as a contributor to Forbes, an author of PR News’ Crisis Management Guidebook, a columnist for Huffington Post, and for two of her own sites, Good Plus Tech and Charity Ideas.

Laura Eha
Vice President of Sales

Everything But The House

Laura is a Vice President of Sales for Everything But The House, the premiere online estate sales marketplace.

She joined EBTH in 2015 and is responsible for developing strategic business relationships with local and regional nonprofit organizations across eight US markets.

Laura has a strong track record of sales and operational experience across the hospice, medical and service industries.

Laura graduated from Miami University with a BA in Communications and lives in Cincinnati with her husband Steve, and best friend Bucky the dog.