Board of Advisors

Atlas of Giving Board of Advisors

David M. Lawson – Chairman

DavidLawsonDavid brings more than 25 years of experience as a social entrepreneur dedicated to bringing innovative information and technology solutions to the nonprofit community. He is the Co-founder of, a company providing training and consulting to both nonprofit organizations and the companies that serve them. David began his career as the editor of The Foundation 500. In the 1980’s he founded The Information Prospector, a firm that profiled philanthropists. In 1988, he introduced Securities Prospector, the first asset-based wealth screening service. In the early 1990’s he was a senior consultant with Thomson Wealth ID where he created the first software program to manage screening results. In 1997 David founded Prospect Information Network (P!N) which became the largest wealth screening service before being purchased by Kintera in 2004. David was a senior vice president with Kintera until March of 2008. Most recently David was the President, Screening & Analytics for DonorTrends, Inc. where he continues as a Strategic Partner. In 2001 David co-founded The WOW Institute, an experiential training organization for fundraisers and philanthropists. David is a frequent speaker, contributor to trade publications and a contributing author to Major Donors: Finding Big Gifts in Your Database and Online and People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities. David is an APRA Distinguished Service Award and CASE Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Education recipient and a member of APRA and AASP.

John DiBiaggio
Former President Michigan State University
President Emeritus of Tufts University

Stephen Nill, JD
Founder and CEO of

Charles Schultz, JD
Founder and President/CEO of Crescendo Interactive

Mike Gilliam
CEO San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind