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A team in tune with your mission

Since 2013, CauseMic has been connecting nonprofits with best-in-class solutions from the for-profit sector. Our crew is smart, skilled, mostly unafraid of karaoke, and dedicated to amplifying your productivity and impact.

  • You all are very good at what you do, and you have our deep appreciation!

    VP of Marketing & Philanthropy
    Access Fund

  • We could not have pulled this off without all your partnership and expertise.

    Project Manager
    Seattle Humane

  • CauseMic serves as a trusted guide through rapid growth, where many stakeholders are involved and things are often changing quickly.

    Chief Operating Officer
    Surfrider Foundation

  • They are thorough, talented, and an absolute joy to work with. Most of all, they seem to love our organization as much as we do.

    Executive Director
    Selamta Family Project

  • We really couldn’t have asked for more. CauseMic is top tier.

    Director of Marketing & Communications
    Animal Haven

  • WOW have these sessions been wonderful! We leave them feeling in-sync, full of ideas, and slightly overwhelmed (haha).

    Development Manager
    Rose City Rollers

Get to Know the CauseMic crew

Leadership

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Co-Founder, CEO

I’m a builder and doer with a track record of helping nonprofit leaders quickly grow revenue past the $10M mark.

My most productive hour: 5 AM

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Bobbi Snethen

Bobbi Snethen

President

With 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, I help social impact-minded leaders like yourself develop and operationalize their marketing and communications strategies to rapidly scale revenue.

Claim to fame: I’ve eaten a meal in the same room as Amy Pohler, Pink, Jane Hamilton, Shia LaBeouf, and Tyra Banks. None of them asked for my autograph.

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Brian August

Brian August

Chief Growth Officer

I am a seasoned nonprofit leader with deep experience in operations, program development and management, fundraising and finance. As CauseMic's Chief Growth Officer, I provide strategic leadership and ensure exceptional delivery of consulting services to our nonprofit partners.

Favorite karaoke song: Paula Abdul - Straight Up

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Alia Burley

Alia Burley

Vice President

I bring over 20 years of experience delivering digital programs of work for large global brands. I love effective processes and establishing systems that empower teams to deliver impactful work.

Be more dog: I believe the world would be better if it was run by dogs! I became a qualified dog obedience trainer to help keep dogs out of shelters and in their forever homes.

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The crew

Abby Diskin

Senior Copywriter

Senior Copywriter

As your dedicated storyteller and copywriter, I bring a decade-plus of direct appeal campaign experience to convert your audience into loyal donors or customers.

Favorite part of the gig: Telling compelling stories that make a positive impact.

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Abigail Kosowski

Abigail Kosowski

Technology Specialist

I am passionate about helping you leverage Salesforce to better connect with your donors, volunteers, and partners as you grow. With a healthy addiction to learning and a degree in chemical engineering, I’m wired to find solutions.

International Navigator: I’ve leveraged the mass transportation system in 6 countries and 5 languages and survived to author this brief bio.

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Ahmed Masood

Ahmed Masood

Technology Specialist

Allow me to ensure Salesforce works for you. I’m a systems thinker with a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Marketing, and I grasp the unique needs of nonprofits. I aim to empower you and your team to effectively manage fundraising, donor relations, program tracking, and more.

Culinary entrepreneur: I ran my own restaurant for 6 years in Arlington, TX. 

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Andrew Hansen

Andrew Hansen

Growth Consultant

With over a decade’s worth of nonprofit experience, I bring a steady approach to your growth and communications strategy. Together, we’ll help your donors feel seen and known as you widen your impact.

Make good choices: If I have a choice in hot sauce, it’s always Tapatío over Cholula. Zero hesitation.

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Brack Hassell

Brack Hassell

Executive Assistant

I help our team run like a well-oiled machine and keep everyone on their toes with my immaculate sock collection. I do a little bit of this, that, and everything in between.

Words to live by: "If you stay ready, you ain't got to GET ready!" -RuPaul

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Chris Frees

Chris Frees

Digital Designer

I love supporting clients with high-quality visual design, and I care deeply for mission-driven organizations. In particular, I’m passionate about the environment and enjoying the outdoors responsibly.

Weird quirk: I spend hours every week exploring Google Maps.

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Craig Seligman

Craig Seligman

Copywriter

I bring decades of experience from my previous roles as a senior copywriter and co-founder at an ad agency to reach more nonprofits with CauseMic’s services.

Favorite karaoke venue: inside my car driving on the open road.

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Elizabeth Carena

Elizabeth Carena

Salesforce Specialist

Hailing from a background in both nonprofit development and immersive experience design, I’m focused on your Salesforce org: designing intuitive solutions, building automation, training users, and above all, delivering a system that helps your organization meet its goals.

Influencer status: My cat has almost 4,000 Instagram followers... and most of them are other cats. 

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Eric Serrano

Eric Serrano

Marketing Manager

I strive to introduce my CauseMic teammates to as many mission-driven organizations as possible. A computer science engineer turned seasoned marketing strategist, I partner with our consultants to understand your challenges and communicate how our team can help you accelerate your growth.

Pack Leader: My husband and I are the proud owners of five dogs and an excessive number of plushies.

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Erin Cavender

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Digital Marketing Strategist

With a background in building marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies, I bring data and creativity together to make your marketing campaigns shine online.

Last Meal: The entire serving dish of Panda Express orange chicken. No rice required.

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Evelynn Ulsh

Evelynn Ulsh

Creative Technology Specialist

Designer, developer, and general dilettante—if you need it to be on a computer and/or look good, I've got your back.

We all make mistakes. Sometimes we learn from them: I've played saxophone in a ska band. More than once.

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Franny Lown

Franny Lown

Project Manager

I’m the glue. Translation: I’m your dedicated marketing project manager who ensures your marketing campaigns ⁠— everything from paid media to website redesigns — run smoothly and cohesively.

True confession: I may be mildly lactose intolerant, but pizza is a lifestyle choice.

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Hailey Carter

Hailey Carter

Operations Manager

With an extensive background in nonprofit development operations, I'm dedicated to making sure your needs are met as we move from your Scale Session to your Rapid Growth Plan. In the background, I work to make sure your needs are met without exceeding your budget.

Sharks as pets? I named my dog Finley so I could call her "Fin" — I love sharks! 

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Jenna Scott

Jenna Scott

Co-Founder, Director of Operations

I should have more arms for keeping all the balls in the air, but amazingly, I only have two, which it turns out is enough to manage accounting, HR, and operations to ensure you get the best of everything our team has to offer.

After-work hobby: I volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

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Karla Vidal

Karla Vidal

Project Manager

As your dedicated project manager, I have a knack for anticipating potential problems and finding creative solutions to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.

Red or green salsa? I am a proud Chilanga, born and raised in Mexico City, and red is the only answer to this question. 

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Katya Manges

Katya Manges

Marketing Specialist

I'm the bridge between Marketing and Tech here at CauseMic. I'll cut through industry jargon and ensure your team is able to optimize for your goals within your tech stack.

Step aside, Michelin Guide: Need to know where to eat or drink in Portland? I've got your back.

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Kelsey Ingram

Kelsey Ingram

Growth Consultant

Just call me your “technology wizard.” From Salesforce and beyond, I manage end-to-end CRM migrations, ESP implementations, integrations of all sorts and for all manner of systems, all the way up to full-scale digital transformation for organizations like yours.

Formerly known as: My nickname in college was Ruthless and Toothless.

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Nate Higuera

Nate Higuera

Growth Consultant

I specialize in accelerating your growth through targeted fundraising and technology solutions. I’ve spent my entire career in the nonprofit sector, and I understand the challenges you face: a never-ending list of needs and limited time. That's where we step in.

Resolute stance: Harry Potter owes everything to Hermoine Granger.

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Paddy O'Neill

Paddy O'Neill

Copywriter

I take the axe to corporate-y buzzwords and brand ego because people deserve simple conversation that gets to the point and puts them first. I’ve snapped a lot of pencil tips helping causes reach for the stars. But my favorite challenge is developing the voice for a mission that people can relate to, feel excited to support, and are ready to follow wherever it goes.

Blooper reel: One night while on an unexpectedly bumpy flight, I stumbled and rolled out the open door at the tail end of the plane. I had a parachute, but bouncing my way out and getting my legs tangled in the risers wasn’t part of the plan. My platoon found it hilarious.

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Pauline Lewis

Pauline Lewis

Co-Founder, Senior Market Researcher

Pulling from two decades of leading market research projects for Fortune 100 companies, I help nonprofits identify what motivates their donors to give.

How I refuel: When not nerding out, you can catch me slurping noodles from my favorite Portland food cart or Singaporian hawker stall.

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Shauna Weaver

Shauna Weaver

Project Manager

I leverage a strategic and holistic approach to enhance processes, foster stakeholder relationships, and drive successful outcomes. With a communications background, I blend expertise in managing complex projects spanning data management, digital/print marketing, and events.

Obscure Passion: I once watched 66 Nicolas Cage films in one year. 

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Viola Gonzalez

Viola Gonzalez

Technology Specialist

Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, I am your friendly Salesforce implementer. One of my strengths is my ability to find the most efficient and productive path forward as your Tech Specialist, so you can get back to what you do best: growing your nonprofit. In my free time, I enjoy adventurous activities but not nearly as much as I love a good night’s sleep.

Hidden talent: I once slept for 26 hours straight.

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The way we work is shaped by five core values

01

Sleeves up

We’re builders and doers. We can create a meaningful strategy and get down to brass tacks. No one is too good or overqualified to handle the tactical work. In fact, we thrive in the execution phase of any project just as much as we love brainstorming about big ideas. And if you’re keen on just ripping off your sleeves, well, that’s cool too. Just remember we’re headquartered in Portland, OR, and highly recommend traveling with layers.


02

Success is not final

Winston Churchill wrote, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” We celebrate the wins and reflect on the misses, but we’re always thinking about our next best move on behalf of the organizations we serve - whether tried and true methods or a hail mary FTW.


03

The future belongs to the curious

Defined and fostered in the digital age, CauseMic’s affinity for innovation remains steadfast. We save the good ole days banter for high school reunions and work to blaze trails with new technologies and techniques on behalf of our clients’ missions. Disclaimer: we may involuntarily twitch in response to the phrase “because it’s always been done that way.”


04

Show, don't tell

We definitely value articulate spark plugs who can win hearts and minds on stage, but ultimately, we let our revenue-generating work do the talking. Showing may not always be the most efficient method, but it’s always the most effective. At the root of fundraising is a story that’s human-centered and compels someone to take action. Guess you could say we’re in show business.


05

Make time fly

If time flies when you’re having fun, we lost track of it in 2013 when CauseMic was established. A work day (and life) is too short to dwell on the obstacles, so we choose to focus on the opportunities, build an alternative path, and probably laugh too much while we’re at it.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Each and every day, our clients roll up their sleeves and get to work solving big challenges that face us all. While these folks are heroes and are making an undeniable impact, it’s important to remember we all have a role to play in making the world better.

At CauseMic, we want to live in a more just and equitable society, and are committed to playing our part in its transformation. After all, it’s part of our foundation and current state – our team is made up of individuals from different ethnicities, genders, sexualities, religious beliefs, nationalities, physical abilities, and more.

We are made better by diverse perspectives which is why we need folks around us with diverse experiences. We also believe that success is not final, and continue to seek ways to invest in ourselves and our clients to build a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive world. To do so certainly leads to better creativity and innovation, but importantly, it leads to folks living more fulfilled lives.

We’d love to help your nonprofit grow.

We’d love to help your nonprofit grow.

Connect with Matt, Bobbi, or Brian to discuss how we can support your growth ambitions.

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