Michael Stein has been a writer and digital strategist to progressive social causes since the birth of the Internet.
He is the Senior Director of Partnerships at EveryAction, the best-in-class platform for digital, fundraising, advocacy and organizing tools for nonprofits on a unified CRM — where he heads up their West Coast office in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michael is a Board Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Gate Chapter where he indulges his lifelong passion for fundraising for progressive causes.
From 2010 to 2018, Michael worked as a Senior Account Executive at the Mal Warwick Donordigital direct response fundraising agency in Berkeley, California, where he managed national, regional and local campaigns to help nonprofits raise money online and engage supporters, including for Consumer Reports, Habitat for Humanity International, The SETI Institute, Ploughshares Fund, Catholic Relief Services, and Berkeley Humane.
He is the author of three books and numerous articles chronicling the rise of digital marketing, mobile, and online fundraising. In 1997, he co-authored the groundbreaking book “Fundraising on the Internet: Recruiting and Renewing Donors Online,” with Nick Allen and Mal Warwick.
Michael’s opinion, analysis and writing have been featured in numerous media, including The New York Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, National Public Radio, The Nonprofit Times, TechSoup.org, Philanthropy News Digest, Idealware.org, The Philanthropy Journal, The Nonprofit Quarterly, Grassroots Fundraising Journal and Wired Magazine.
In his private consulting practice, Michael provided strategic consulting to several other notable organizations: The William J. Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the ACLU of Northern California.
Michael was the Founding Board President of Idealware.org where he served from 2006 to 2010.
Michael holds a BA in Political Science, cum laude, from Brandeis University. He grew up in France and England, and now resides in Orinda, California with his wife, two children and his cattle dog Kiwi.