Integrated Marketing Specialist, Crescendo Interactive
Andy Ragone is a national speaker, writer and recognized thought leader in marketing and gift planning strategies for Crescendo Interactive. Through his guidance and leadership, he advises on specialized marketing and moves-management techniques to secure complex and estate gifts. Through his efforts, nonprofits both large and small benefit from his insight and unique talent of bringing gift planners and their donors together to make a difference in the communities they serve.
Andy has a marketing background in the nonprofit arena. Having worked with three large nonprofits over the past 20+ years, he has appreciated the challenges of growing organizations - including the development of staff and culture, fund raising, volunteer coordination and marketing systems. Andy brings a big-picture perspective that brings vision, volunteerism and fund development together.
In addition to being a Certified Gift Planning Professional, Andy holds a BA in Music from Arizona State University and a Masters of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary. He is a Board Chair of the Los Angeles Counsel of Gift Planners, and is a regular presenter on best practices in Gift Planning.