Want to cultivate engaged volunteers and donors? The theme of today’s show was marketing to and engaging your nonprofits most important people, volunteers and donors! By personalizing your organization’s message you’re showing your volunteers, clients and donors that you care about their contributions and want to engage them in your organization. Engaged donors and volunteers give more of their money and time.
Listen in now to hear from BrightGuest CEO and Founder Ryan Quinn and one of their newest clients, Alexandra Wadsworth, Development and Communications Coordinator with the ALS Association of Arizona Chapter. Together they share how the BrightGuest platform helps amplify the impact of a nonprofit by building engagement through text messaging and fully customizable and intuitive microsites.
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Ryan Quinn is Founder and CEO of BrightGuest. He focuses on business development and product innovation. He’s a data guy with a background in business intelligence and analytics.
Ryan is in StartupAZ Collective and is involved in the Phoenix startup community, helping plan PHX Startup Week the past few years. Ryan’s passionate about helping nonprofits thrive, giving back to his community, and growing the local startup ecosystem. He enjoys living in Gilbert and spending time with his family.
The ALS Association Arizona Chapter provides services and support to patients suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit devoted solely to the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease on all fronts. These include patient and family services and programs, community outreach, and research.
ALS is 100% fatal with no known cause, cure, or effective treatment. Upon diagnosis, patients have only 2-5 years to live, and expenses for living with ALS average $200,000 annually. The ALS Association Arizona Chapter provides numerous programs to ALS patients and their families all free of charge.
Some of our programs include a Medical Equipment Loan Closet, transportation to medical appointments, respite assistance for family caregivers of patients, allowing them the opportunity to take a time out for much-needed renewal, home visits where our care services coordinators evaluates the patient’s home to make recommendations for equipment and explains the many useful resources available, support groups throughout the month for patients, caregivers, caregiver survivors and others coping with their loved one’s diagnosis, and more.
Our mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
Alex Wadsworth is the Development and Communications Coordinator for The ALS Association Arizona Chapter. She holds a B.S. in Public Service and Public Policy with an emphasis in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University. She has been with The Arizona Chapter for 3 years helping raise funds for the programs and services offered by the Association, as well as raising awareness of ALS and how it is affecting Arizonans.
When asked in college what she wanted her career path to be the response was always the same, something that helps people. Coming from a family with many veterans, service to her community has always been a large part of her life.
In college she became educated about ALS and wanted to help those in Arizona who had been affected. Alex oversees The Walk to Defeat ALS program, the Association’s largest annual fundraiser, and assists with the planning of Bite Nite, the Association’s annual fundraising gala.
Alex is a Phoenix Native and currently resides in Ahwatukee. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Brad, and their two cats Buster and Leela. She is an avid lover of music; attending multiple concerts throughout the year and collecting vinyl records.