Director of Fundraising Operations, JDRF
As the director of fundraising operations for JDRF, Holly Michaelson serves as a thought leader on event system platforms for JDRF’s evolution, role, and benefit. Serving as the bridge between fundraising programs and technical solutions, Holly incorporates software and industry best practices to help accelerate her organization’s fundraising. Her 24 years of nonprofit work have included program development and management, education and training, event management, as well as board and volunteer development. During her time with the National Special Events team at JDRF, the program grew by $18 million annually, reaching $59 million in net revenue via gala and golf tournaments throughout the year.