Thursday April 20, 2017

Zack Exley


Political-technology consultant
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Zack Exley has been a leader in online fundraising and engagement for nearly 20 years. Most recently, Zack served as a full time senior adviser on the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and was an architect of the campaign's national, volunteer-driven grassroots campaign. After running some of the first experiments in crowdfunding and online organizing in the 1990’s, Zack became's first Organizing Director where he was part of the small team that pioneered many of the online fundraising and organizing practices and technologies that have become ubiquitous today. As an early advisor to the Dean campaign, he helped transfer MoveOn's early fundraising and organizing discoveries into presidential politics, then served as Kerry's Director of Online Fundraising and Communications in the general election where he raised more than $100 million online for the nominee. With the fundraising firm OMP, Zack worked as a consultant to major global NGOs, companies, and campaigns. With ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy, Zack led field organizing software projects for Obama's 2008 General Election campaign and for social movements around the world. Before re-joining politics with the Bernie campaign, Zack served as Wikipedia's Chief Community Officer and Chief Revenue Officer during the Wikimedia Foundation's growth from 20 to 200 employees.

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