About Chris Tuttle

Tuttle has worked with hundreds of purpose-driven organizations over his 20+ year career, developing groundbreaking national and global campaigns that reach and engage millions of people annually. He’s also a frequent speaker across the country, training nonprofit staff on digital engagement strategies and campaign development to most effectively build awareness, engage constituents, and drive constituents to take action.

Tuttle’s passion for digital engagement work comes from his early days as a community organizer and web programmer, and the increasing power of digital communications to connect people and build communities towards tackling our greatest challenges. Over his career, Tuttle has had the immense privilege of helping develop numerous groundbreaking campaigns that have changed the world for the better, including:

  • Developing a private social network engaging more than 40,000 high-school students fighting anti-LGBTQ bias in its inaugural year,
  • Evolving the Day of Silence, now in its 25th year, into the largest student-led protest for LGBTQ rights in history, with millions of 6-12 grade students participating annually, and
  • Creating the Arcus Foundation’s Giving Day for Apes, the first online giving day focused on ape-conservation, which has raised more than 1.65 million dollars to support ape sanctuaries.

From Durham, NC to Lilongwe, Malawi, Tuttle has shared his skills and expertise, training thousands of nonprofits and working with organizations across every sector and of every size, from local affordable housing and child welfare agencies to global LGBTQ-equality and animal conservation. Tuttle is also an ongoing Expert Trainer for Idealware, leading webinars for hundreds of nonprofit staff each year, as well as a Certified Expert Trainer for NeighborWorks, where he leads 40 nonprofit staff in an annual 2-day social media intensive.

As the former head of communications for GLSEN, a national education organization, Tuttle put his expertise into practice overseeing branding, marketing, media, digital, and design production efforts, including the development of more inclusive branding standards & protocols, for a national organization with 43 chapters across 29 states and 1.9 million combined social following. During his tenure, the organization saw a 30% increase in online engagement, as well as additional marked improvements across press mentions, digital audience reach, constituent engagement and acquisition, and online giving.

Are you interested in having Tuttle speak at your event or train your team? Send me a message!