CEO, Social Media for Nonprofits

Ritu Sharma is a public speaker, consultant, event planner, facilitator, and thought leader skilled in leveraging social technologies for social change. She is driven by her enthusiasm for volunteering and has an infinite zeal for continuous learning in all spheres of life.

Ritu is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Social Media for Nonprofits, an organization committed to bringing quality and accessible social media education to nonprofits around the world, primarily through conferences that bring together the top thinkers and doers in the social media and nonprofit spaces.

Besides running Social Media for Nonprofits, Ritu travels nationwide and globally to present on a variety of topics related to Social Media for Social Change. Each presentation is very interactive, tactical and hands-on in order to maximize impact, including examples that are relevant to each particular audience.

Previously, Ritu was the Director of Events for North American Social Media Marketing & Monitoring conference series for Our Social Times. She also started a Web development and Social Media agency that leveraged an international team working across India, Romania, and the United States. She studied Leadership and Business Administration at Marquette University and Lakeland College in Wisconsin, and she now lives in the San Francisco area.