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Justin Birdsong

Senior Consultant

Cause Craft Consulting

Justin works with nonprofits – because he’s worked for nonprofits – to create tangible, sustainable change in the world with limited technology and resources. His expertise spans organizational dynamics and development, CRM strategy, data governance, support operations, and business process engineering. He has a particular knack for helping leverage the commitment nonprofit folx make every day to their missions and causes, and allowing their empathy and grit to form the foundation on which to build holistic long-term strategies.
Justin has served on the staff of such recognized change makers as the American Civil Liberties Union (Director of Data Operations and Strategy) and The Pew Charitable Trusts (Business Analyst), focused on providing organizations with the tools to promote data-driven decision making across fundraising, advocacy, and digital engagement. He previously led product development for the Cultural Data Project (CDP), now SMU DataArts, building software solutions for arts and cultural organizations and grantmakers to collect and leverage their financial and programmatic data for advocacy and philanthropy. Most recently, he led the implementation of the ACLU’s enterprise Salesforce CRM, and managed analytics program operations for the ACLU National Headquarters and 53 nationwide affiliates. He has also consulted as a technology strategist and project manager in industries ranging from fitness to software development to public interest law.
His Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania has given him a unique ability to pair organizational strategy with thoughtful, holistic technology change. In his off-hours, he’s a writer, singer, and voracious student of leadership, antiracism & intersectional justice, and personal spiritual growth. He lives in Jersey City with his partner and the two best-behaved cats in the world.