Speaker Bios – SocialFish

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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 began consulting through ICF Interactive on digital strategy and social business strategy.

Maddie only

Maddie Grant, CAE draws from more than 15 years of experience in internal and external online community building to help organizations build capacity for using social media to achieve business results. In addition to her culture change work through her new consulting firm Culture That Works, Maddie is editorial director for SocialFish, one of the most visited and respected blogs written for nonprofit and association executives, where she manages a team of 30 guest bloggers. A prolific speaker and author, she co-authored Open Community: A Little Book of Big Ideas for Associations Navigating the Social Web with Lindy Dreyer, and Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World with Jamie Notter. Her next book (with Jamie Notter) , titled When Millennials Take Over, will be out in early 2015. 

 

 

 

 

Lindy only

Lindy 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 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.