Michael Silberman

Facilitator, Campaigner, and Technology Strategist in Washington, DC

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Michael Silberman has been guiding social change organisations to achieve greater impact through the creative use of participatory strategies and technologies for more than a decade. He’s the founder and Global Director of the Mobilisation Lab, which equips advocacy campaigners and their organisations to leverage people power, deploy creative tactics and tackle root causes so that they can break through and win lasting change in today's digital world.

Silberman is recognised as one of the U.S.’s 50 most influential leaders by The NonProfit Times and was named one of LinkedIn’s "Top Professionals 35 and Under" transforming the social impact sector. He teaches digital-era advocacy and campaigning to graduate students at George Washington University and serves on the boards of several nonprofits, including Oxfam America and The Story of Stuff Project.

Silberman got his start on Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign where he mobilised 200,000 grassroots volunteers through “Meetups” and built one of the first successful digital organising programs in American politics. Prior to launching the MobLab, Silberman was a partner and co-founder at Echo & Co, an award-winning digital strategy firm.

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