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Industry Thought Leader Highlight: Lou Adducci

Throughout the year, look forward to seeing Industry Thought Leader Highlights, blog posts focused on celebrating members of the revenue team who are elevating CMN Hospitals as a leading organization within the industry by speaking at conferences and webinars.

Congratulations to Lou Adducci, Senior Manager of Community for Extra Life, who recently appeared on The Whole Whale podcast as a guest speaker. This podcast has been sharing stories about data and technology since 2014, reaching over 2,000 nonprofit professionals each week.

They host speakers who are leaders within the community focused on social impact issues. Some of the companies that have spoken on The Whole Whale include Greenpeace, Lyft,, Teach For America, amongst others. To learn more about the podcast, click here.

Lou’s episode was released last week, where he focused on gaming and how live streaming is a viable, almost necessary, part of fundraising for any nonprofit organization. He enlightened listeners on how to get started, as well as the value of live streaming. Through his conversation, he showed the impact of storytelling, while relating to various audiences through a game he played with the host, where he expertly answered on the spot, providing innovative ideas.

Lou said it best, “online gaming is an incredible way for the participants, and in our case the fundraising participants, to live out their hopes and dreams as a hero.” We invite you to listen to the episode, which you can find by clicking here.

Thank you, Lou, for being a phenomenal advocate for Extra Life and CMN Hospitals!