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Ruby Sarron

Training Director, ActBlue

In 2016, Ruby began her career dedicated to shifting the power structures of our country. She’s worked as a fundraiser, campaign staffer, and trainer, and has developed her ability to reach people where they’re at and her passion for creating a seat at the table for folks who have historically been left out of the political process.

After fundraising with nonprofits for 3 years, Ruby dove headfirst into the world of political campaigning as the Deputy Training Director for the 2016 Hillary For America campaign in the battleground state of Ohio. In this role, she executed a statewide training program that supported the onboarding, development, empowerment, and retention of hundreds of staff members, fellows, and volunteers. In 2017, Ruby moved to EMILY’s List, where she supported the planning and execution of a year-long Run to Win training program, which came about as a result of the surge of tens of thousands of women coming to the organization to learn about running for office. During the 2017 and 2018 cycle, EMILY’s List trained 5000+ women, 30% of the total number of women the organization has trained since its founding in 1985. In 2019, Ruby moved back to her hometown of Boston to take a position as the first Training Director at ActBlue. In collaboration with the incredible ActBlue staff, she has built out a training team and accessible training programs to provide candidates, campaigns, nonprofits, and movement leaders with the information, support, and resources they need to create and run a digital fundraising program. Since the creation of the ActBlue training team, they have trained over 3,000 folks. Ruby remains committed to building power in our communities through training.

Ruby lives in Boston with her partner of two years and their two cats, Hops and Squirrel.

Small Dollars. Big Change: Digital Fundraising 101