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Maddie and Lindy (association-specific)

Maddie Grant, CAE and Lindy Dreyer are the authors of Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. Their blog, SocialFish (www.socialfish.org), covers the intersection between social media and association management and is one of the most visited and respected blogs written for association executives. Since launching their social media consulting firm back in 2008, Maddie and Lindy have helped associations large and small build capacity for using social media to achieve business results. In 2013, Maddie and Lindy joined the consulting team at ICF International and are now part of a great company which helps organizations succeed in a social world.

Maddie only

Maddie Grant, CAE is the co-author of Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web and Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Maddie is also the lead editor for SocialFish, one of the most visited and respected blogs written for association executives, where she manages a team of 30 guest bloggers. As digital strategist working with ICF International and idea incubator Next Step Labs, Maddie draws from more than 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, and international business operations to help organizations build capacity for using social media to achieve business results. Maddie also runs the social media activities of the all-volunteer-led Artomatic, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit arts festival which draws 75,000 visitors and over 2,500 artists to its events.

Lindy only

Lindy DreyerLindy Dreyer is the co-author of Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. Lindy is also a frequent contributor for SocialFishing, one of the most visited and respected blogs written for association executives, where she gets to express her viewpoint as a tech-savvy, but practical, marketing geek. As a digital strategist for ICF International, Lindy draws from more than 15 years of experience in marketing using both traditional and new media to help associations large and small build capacity for using social media to achieve business results.