Facilitator, Campaigner, and Technology Strategist in Washington, DC
Michael Silberman is the Global Director of the Mobilisation Lab at Greenpeace. The "MobLab" exists to transform how campaigns are fought and won, pioneering a powerful new era of people-powered strategies that amplify campaign impact and create positive change. Silberman and his team work with Greenpeace and its allies in 55 countries to envision, test, and roll out creative new means of communicating, organizing, and fundraising online.
A senior digital campaigns strategist, Silberman is recognized as one of the U.S.’s 50 most influential leaders by The NonProfit Times and one of LinkedIn’s "Top Professionals 35 and Under” transforming the social impact sector. He is a frequent speaker on the effective use of participatory strategies and technologies to scale campaigns and social impact.
Silberman got his start as the National Meetup Director for Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential bid, where he developed one of the first successful online organizing programs in American politics and lead a team that regularly mobilized nearly 200,000 volunteers in over 1,200 cities worldwide.
Silberman subsequently co-founded EchoDitto (now Echo & Co.), a digital agency that empowers organizations to have a greater impact through the creative use of new technologies. Silberman led a team that designed and built award-winning platforms and campaigns for clients to enable individuals to make the world a better place. Clients included the UN World Food Program (WFP), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), and Seventh Generation.
Silberman chaired the Web of Change social impact and technology leadership conference for four years and serves on the boards of several nonprofits.