Colin Stewart is a nonprofit industry veteran who has spent his career helping the nation’s leading organizations adopt new technologies, reach new audiences, and create deeper relationships with their supporters to raise more money and deliver on their missions.
Colin is the Chief Growth Officer of People First, the first company to source and distribute micro-influencer content across any digital channel at scale. He recently led Arjuna’s groundbreaking philanthropic practice, which enabled nonprofits to adopt new technologies and increase revenue more easily via philanthropic funding.
Prior to joining Arjuna, Colin led the Nonprofit Group at Merkle where he led a team that raised over $160M from 2.6 million unique donors annually for the leading nonprofit organizations in the country. During that time, he designed and executed go-to-market strategies that led to 45% revenue growth, modernizing, and diversifying the portfolio into new market segments and offerings. While at Merkle, Colin engaged with Arjuna on behalf of his clients and found that the increases in fundraising were so compelling that he joined Arjuna. He also served as Managing Director for Blue State Digital as well as various roles with Razorfish, Edelman, and Fleishman-Hillard.
He is proud to have worked with some of the leading nonprofits and brands in the world, including American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Harvard University, Kaiser Permanente, the NAACP, American Express, Apple, and the Green Bay Packers. He has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.
Colin resides in Washington D.C. with his wife and two children.