DAN COHEN — Founder & President
With 25 years of documented success generating revenue for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Dan launched Cause Partners in 2015 to help nonprofits raise funding and awareness to fuel their missions.
Prior to Cause Partners, Dan was a senior executive in the nonprofit industry. As the Chief Growth Officer of Network For Good, Dan oversaw corporate partnerships, sales, marketing and customer success teams that generated more than $10 million annually. As Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for KaBOOM!, Dan led a team that generated more than $24 million in corporate partnerships from over 70 corporate partners.
A social entrepreneur at heart, Dan was the Founder & CEO of AnimalAttraction.com, an online dating and social networking site for pet lovers that was featured on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The View, USA Today and many other national and local media outlets. He grew the site to more than 100,000 members primarily through earned media and partnerships with prominent animal welfare groups like The Humane Society of The United States, ASPCA, North Shore Animal League and Best Friends Animal Society.
Dan began his career in the sports industry selling corporate sponsorships for the NBA's Washington Bullets. He advanced within the organization to oversee premium seating sales for the team’s new downtown sports arena, where he led a team that generated over $55 million in just under 15 months. After a brief hiatus from the sports world to receive his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Dan returned as Vice President of Sales for the Washington Redskins, where he assembled a team that generated over $32 million in premium seating revenue, bringing FedEx Field to its first official sold-out status.
Dan has been an active participant in the non-profit world throughout his professional career. He served on the Board of Directors for The Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund for over 10 years and worked closely with inner-city youth to help provide them with college scholarships and mentoring resources. He also served on the Board of the Petfinder.com Foundation, helping homeless pets by increasing adoptions and making shelters nationwide more sustainable.
Dan lives with his wife, two young children and two dogs in Washington, D.C.