Our Founder

Dana Ostomel

Dana Ostomel currently serves as the Vice President of Nonprofit Industry Development for Firespring, a company that provides essential software and beautiful websites for nonprofits. Firespring acquired Deposit a Gift in August 2016 with Dana residing as the company’s lead crowdfunding expert.


Prior to her role at Firespring, Dana was the founder and CEO here at Deposit a Gift, a popular crowdfunding platform that allows users to easily create an online fundraising campaign for any organizational or personal need.


Before launching her own business, Dana spent over a decade as a marketing and branding adviser, developing integrated marketing solutions for nationally-known brands such as Snapple, CENTURY 21, MasterCard and DIRECTV.


Dana has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from UCLA. She is a leading authority and sought-after speaker on the topics of crowdfunding, online community stewardship and nonprofit marketing.


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