Speaker Profile

Michelle Ehrhardt
Deputy Director, Membership / ACLU

Citizen of the world and eternal “do-gooder,” Michelle transitioned to the nonprofit sector 15 years ago after a fun and exciting, but ultimately unfulfilling career in the for-profit world, and a two year career diversion teaching English in Japan.

She’s a passionate direct marketing fundraising specialist, who secured her fundraising credentials working for leading fundraising agencies in Australia (Pareto Fundraising) and the U.K. (Good Agency) across a diverse range of clients, programs, and channels. 

Seven years ago, Michelle landed in New York and currently works as Deputy Director of Membership for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) — an almost 100 year old organization that saw its membership base surge from 500,000 to 1.8m in the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election.

Michelle’s passions in life are her two exuberant little people, hot chocolates, sunshine, and leaving a positive footprint on the world.