Your Fundraising Team
You can rest assured…we’re in this together.
What Motivates Us
While your struggles are real, finding solutions to your struggles is what motivates us each and every day. We’ve spent a great deal of time listening to nonprofits and the challenges you face. We identified the problems with the current tools and technologies on the market today and have made it our goal to build a Supporter Engagement Platform™ that addresses these needs and is built for nonprofit professionals like you, not the IT department.
Our Awesome Team
Co-Founder & CEO
Alan is an entrepreneur and product development specialist. He has an uncanny ability to connect the dots between insights and software needs—then builds products in a way that empowers the user and makes their life easier. His mission is to help the helpers. He is an original founder of Team Totem and as might be expected, holds a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of Virginia.
Whiz-kid CEO and creating extra SaaS-y tech.
Relationship Foundation because dads are cool and couples are important.
Co-Founder & Advisor
PJ is an entrepreneur and corporate lawyer who wears many hats for Totem. With his expertise and love for volunteering, he saw a deep need to help nonprofits optimize the process of giving at scale—to create a platform that makes the work of the nonprofit sector as efficient and effective as possible. So, he assembled the founding Team Totem in 2015 as means to do just that. As a Charlottesville native and “Double Hoo,” PJ earned his English and subsequent Law degree at the University of Virginia.
Serial volunteer for all the nonprofits.
Big Brothers Big Sisters; Tom Tom Founders Festival Youth Summit speaker; Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at UVA Law and Community Investment Collaborative instructor; pro bono contributor to Charlottesville Legal Aid Justice Center; Board Member for several nonprofits.
National Sales Director
Carter brings over a decade of fundraising, marketing, and development experience in both the for profit and nonprofit worlds. Carter spent eight years managing corporate and community partnerships with two national nonprofits, while building fundraising boards in several large US markets. Recently, he led the grassroots marketing and development of a professional football league, which aired on the NFL Network. Carter earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and Masters in Sport Management from Old Dominion University while serving as the assistant soccer coach.
Generating awareness and support for your company in a very short period of time.
Positive Coaching Alliance, an organization in which coaches, parents, and athletes in youth sports are learning to focus on life lessons and character development over winning.
Ryan has a diverse and varied background over the course of several years that includes working with and for nonprofits in marketing and fundraising roles. Once he discovered the power of the digital space to build relationships and foster meaningful engagement, Ryan was all in on digital media, especially when it comes to increasing the capacity of nonprofits. An idealist by nature, Ryan loves helping great organizations with passionate people that do amazing work.
Tackling problems from a holistic perspective.
Media Literacy Now and the great work they do to ensure that K-12 students develop the critical thinking skills they need when it comes to consuming media today.