About Us

Our Vision & Values

Beaconfire RED works exclusively with nonprofits, associations and social enterprises to transform and grow their brands to have greater impact. Our vision is that every nonprofit, association and social enterprise will be empowered by digital strategies and technologies to make real and positive change in the world.

Our team shares a passion for helping our clients fulfill their missions. We are committed to:

  • Supporting the role the nonprofit community and our clients play in making our world a better place, and we feel privileged to support their growth and prosperity.
  • Treating our clients, one another, our community, our collaborators and our competition with respect.
  • Providing our clients with smart, innovative and effective ideas.
  • Making promises we can keep; then we keep them.
  • Valuing our employees. We recognize that the hard work, laughter and impact we contribute to our clients are inextricably linked to the fulfilled lives we live both in and out of the office.

Leadership

Beaconfire RED is led and independently owned by partners Lynn Labieniec, Jeff Herron and Liz Murphy.

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tim
Tim Arnold
Director, Technology
Kathi Bahr
Director, UX & Visual Design
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Pierre Berryer
Technology & Development
jen
jen
Jen Boland
Marketing & Fundraising
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Russ Chettiar
Technology & Development
Anne Davis
Marketing & Fundraising
Krystee Dryer
Technology & Development
Chris Earp
Marketing & Fundraising
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Cara Ferraro
Cara Ferraro
VP, Services Delivery
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sara
Sara Franco
Technology & Development
Digamber Gurung
Technology & Development
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matt
Matt Handverger
Marketing & Fundraising
Sara Hoffman
Nonprofit Marketing & Fundraising
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jomarie
JoMarie Hoholik
Technology & Development
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curtis
Curtis Holland
Technology & Development
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ren
Ren John
Technology & Development
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diane
Diane Kernus
Marketing & Fundraising
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Miro Kresonja
Technology & Development
Ashleigh Lambert
Director, Marketing Operations
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mark
Mark Leta
Director, Business Analysis & Quality Assurance
Mia Logan
Sr. Advertising Specialist
Amani Mansour
Technology & Development
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Joe McLaughlin
Director, Analytics & Optimization
Nikki Minard
VP, Digital Marketing
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kristin
Kristin Niemi Gillig
VP, Talent & Operations
TJ Peeler
UX & Visual Design
Jean Qiao
Marketing & Fundraising
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Patrick Rittenhouse
Technology & Development
Erin Robertson
Client Relationships
Brian Rogel
Marketing & Fundraising
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david
David Sayre
Technology & Development
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jared
Jared Schwartz
VP, Strategy & Innovation
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Eve Simon
Creative Director
Sim Singh
Nonprofit Marketing & Fundraising
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Anthony Veach
Technology & Development
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sean
Sean Wagman
Marketing & Fundraising

Our History

On May 1, 2015, Beaconfire and RedEngine Digital merged. We called it a “merger made in heaven” because both companies shared the same commitment to an integrated digital experience, quality work, innovation and client and staff happiness.  

Since 2001, both companies have also been the trusted partner for hundreds of nonprofits, associations, and social enterprises. The merger combined Beaconfire’s top-notch digital technology and website services with RedEngine’s acclaimed digital fundraising and marketing strategy.

Partners Lynn Labieniec, Jeff Herron and Liz Murphy also have a shared history of working together in the late 1990s at AppNet, a nonprofit technology and fundraising consulting firm.

Post-merger, we are Beaconfire RED, a full-service digital experience company providing fundraising and marketing strategy, UX and visual design and web and mobile development.

Milestones

2016 Name change and rebranding: Beaconfire RED is launched
2015 Beaconfire and RedEngine merged and became Beaconfire RedEngine
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2007 RedBoots Consulting became RedEngine Digital
2001 Beaconfire and RedBoots Consulting were born
1999 Partners Lynn, Jeff and Liz work at AppNet, a nonprofit and technology consulting firm

 

The Full Story

Beaconfire’s experience partnering with nonprofits and other cause-related organizations began in 1995 as the nonprofit practice of NMP, which was later acquired by AppNet and then Commerce One Global Consulting Services.

In 2001, a group of colleagues in Commerce One's nonprofit consulting practice began discussing their vision for a new company. Although their views, experiences, and talents were diverse, they shared one common, powerful idea: that the nonprofit community needed expert, objective, results-oriented online technology consulting, and that no existing company was committed to meeting that need. Beaconfire Consulting was created by spinning off the former nonprofit consulting services practice of Commerce One Global Services in October of that year. The name came from beacon fires that were used in ancient times to send messages. With their bright light, they helped to inform, inspire and illuminate.

At the same time that Beaconfire was born, former AppNet and Commerce One colleague, Liz Murphy, founded RedBoots Consulting which later evolved into RedEngine Digital. The name RedEngine Digital came from the company’s commitment to driving results and powering outcomes for their clients' marketing and fundraising programs.

Since then, Beaconfire and RedEngine have cumulatively worked with more than 300 clients across a wide range of nonprofit fields: non-governmental organizations, charities, advocacy organizations, foundations, and associations. All of them are leaders in their field. Many are household names. Our business has been, and remains, helping our clients make a difference for their causes through the intelligent and effective use of online technologies.