Few people on our planet understand the unique digital relationship between donors and nonprofits as well as Jamie. She’s relentlessly focused on driving money to good causes for all the right reasons and with innovative insights. If you want to do something big around unleashing generosity… get to know Jamie McDonald.
— Bill Strathmann, CEO, Network for Good
Jamie is an expert in online engagement and giving, inspiring Millennial donors, and the force behind BMore Gives More, the movement to raise $5.7 million in a day on #GivingTuesday 2013. If you don’t follow her on Twitter, you should! The e-book offers an overview of the benefits of participating in GivingDays like #GivingTuesday, followed by a whole lot of wisdom and best practices. (From review of Giving Days E-Book, August 2014)
— Beth Kanter, Author of the The Networked Nonprofit
The team at 92Y has worked with Jamie and her team since 2012, when we launched #GivingTuesday. We have really valued Jamie’s ability to set big goals, determine strategic priorities and then bring teams together to execute. The campaigns she has led are models for organizations and communities around the country.
— Henry Timms, CEO 92Y, and Founder of #GivingTuesday
Jamie possesses both a heart for helping others and exceptional analytical skills. She has an innate ability to spot macro trends and turn opportunities into realities for her business partners.
— Mark Furst, CEO, United Way of Central Maryland
In 2014. CFUF celebrated its 15 Year Anniversary on the heels of hosting President Obama at our new, state of the art facility in Baltimore. The key to our building campaign was teaming up with Jamie, who shepherded our team at the height of the economic downturn. We attracted new donors and supporters, many of whom continue to invest in our work as we launch our new Family Stability and Economic Success model. Beyond fundraising, Jamie brings a passion for people to her work that far exceeds any compensation.
— Joe Jones, CEO, Center for Urban Families
Jamie’s experience, perspective, and vision helped us step back and reexamine our fundraising strategies in a time of generational shifts in donor trends, disruptive technological innovations, and turbulent economic conditions. She is a dynamic social entrepreneur who understands of the power of philanthropy and the strategies and principles needed to leverage it.
— Greg Simmons, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, UMBC
Jamie McDonald is highly energetic and very knowledgeable about charitable giving trends and how to make the most out of your fundraising campaign. With her advice and guidance, we were able to succeed in making Maryland “the most generous state” on #GivingTuesday, raising more than $9 million!
— Heather Iliff, President & CEO Maryland Nonprofits
Jamie has been a powerful partner for nonprofits and funders who have leveraged technology to engage donors through new trends in giving. Jamie’s knowledge, experience and vision have been the catalyst for success for many in our region and across the country.
— Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, Communications Director, Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers