JD Lasica

J.D. Lasica is a social media strategist, consultant and author who is considered one of the world's leading experts on the social Web. He is founder of Socialbrite.org, a learning hub & global consultancy that works exclusively with nonprofits. The site's Sharing Center provides hundreds of free tutorials and articles to help nonprofits learn how to use social media strategically.

J.D. has provided consulting services and training workshops to scores of nonprofits -- from TechSoup Global to mom-and-pop operations -- as well as global corporations. He has spoken at or given workshops at South by Southwest, BlogWorld Expo's nonprofit track, Harvard's Berkman Center, Stanford, MIT, NYU, UC Berkeley, the Cannes Film Festival and at events in Paris, Milan and Seoul. He is an alumnus of the Macworld Faculty and an instructor at the Poynter Institute and Knight Digital Media Center.

J.D. was named one of the Top 40 Silicon Valley Influencers and one of CNET's Top 100 Media Bloggers. He has participated in three roundtables for the nonprofit Aspen Institute and is a senior fellow at the nonprofit Society for New Communications Research. He has more than 13,000 followers on Twitter. J.D. lives in northern Silicon Valley with his wife, 11-year-old son and an affectionate spaniel. Most to the point: He wants to help your nonprofit succeed!