​Tim McDonald

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Tim McDonald

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“None of us are alone. That is my mission in life. To let everyone know they are not alone. It’s why helping others doing social good is my purpose.”

In the 20th century we were expected to be two people, professional self and personal self, and we were told that we needed to balance our life and our work. In the 21st century, we each want to show up as whole people in life. We don’t need to balance or integrate or blend. We have a life and it we choose how we want to live and work. We are no longer defined by what we do for a living but how fully we experience a purpose driven life.

Tim has experience working with major clients including No Kid Hungry, Cinnabon, Carvel Ice Cream among others, where he lead the overall marketing vision, strategy and execution of social media activations, including blogger programs and influencer relationships. In the two years working directly on the No Kid Hungry campaign, Giving Tuesday fundraising increased from $56,000 to over $249,000 in 2015.

Previously he was the Director of Community for The Huffington Post, where he set strategy and oversaw a team of moderators, support and standards for the leading online news site with over 300 million comments and 70,000 bloggers. Prior to this position, Tim built and managed a community for Huffington Post’s live streaming network, HuffPost Live, resulting in over 9,600 guests from more than 85 countries have joining live on-air and over 1.3 million comments on the platform.

Tim founded My Community Manager, a resource for community managers and a community of community managers; Lake County Social Networking; and is the former Director of Communications for Social Media Club Chicago.

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