Non-Profits & Google Grants: Your questions answered (Part III)
Dennis Yu is CEO of BlitzLocal.com, a 50 person agency based in Westminster, Colorado, specializing in local lead gen via integrating Facebook advertising with social media marketing, pay-per-click advertising, directory listings, web analytics, and call tracking. Clients include Quiznos, Equifax, Maggianos, Famous Daves, and other national retail and franchised outlets.
Dennis is a 14 year veteran of online marketing via Yahoo! and American Airlines. He has spoken at SMX West, SMX Singapore, SMX Sydney, Affiliate Convention, the American Marketing Association, and other venues. He and his teammates also provide pro bono Google Adwords management to select non-profits, including March of Dimes, Grameen Foundation, International Rescue Committee, and others.
Kristie (Ferketich) Mun attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a BA in Political Science. She is currently a Google Grants Senior Strategist at Google.com, where she has been employed for the past 6 years. Kristie began her tenure at Google supporting for-profit AdWords advertisers as an account manager, and she moved to supporting non-profit organizations in the Google Grants program over 3 years ago. Kristie manages the application review process with Google-employee volunteers; develops partnerships with external organizations to support non-profits; and collaborates on educational initiatives for grantees. Kristie is a regular contributor to the Google Grants Blog and has represented Google Grants at various seminars and conferences.
Brett has been Communications and Web Manager for the Nonprofit Technology Network since 2008. While he is a liberal arts major, he has worked in technology his entire adult life, including two start-up companies during the Dot-com haydays and a 2-year stint working with a radio station in the West African nation of Mali. Brett spends much of his free time playing soccer, but also escapes into the wilderness on frequent backpacking trips, where he and his wife Melissa continue to work on their photography portfolios.