Meet Mike

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Mike Richwalsky

Managing Director

Mike has 20 years of experience in traditional, digital and web marketing, primarily working in higher education at institutions including Duquesne University, Allegheny College and John Carroll University. His work has focused on enrollment, fundraising, alumni outreach and creative strategy.

Mike has spoken at conferences around the world on web and marketing topics, including HighEdWeb, WPCampus, Coalition for Networked Information, Institutional Web Management Workshop and many more. His work has been recognized with many Graphic Design USA and CASE awards, and he was named a Creative Spark Award Winner by the Advertising Federation of Northwest Pennsylvania for excellence in electronic communications and marketing for his work in the Erie community.

“If our work impacts or improves the life of just one person, then all the hours and energy have been well worth it. ”

Mike's Areas of Expertise

Artificial IntelligenceCloud ComputingHigher EducationMarketingNon-ProfitsSmall BusinessesSocial MediaWeb Development

Engagements and Media


  • The Nonprofit Partnership Workshop

    February 2024

    Enhancing Nonprofit Marketing with Generative AI: Mastering the Art of Creative Prompts

  • Gannon University Small Business Development Center Webinar

    January 2024

    Marketing for the New Year: To Infinity and Beyond with AI

  • KeyCon 2023

    October 2023

    I, for one, Welcome our new Robot Overlords

  • Pennsylvania Community Foundation Association

    May 2023

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Workplace

  • HubSpot User Group

    December 2021

  • KeyCon 2021

    October 2021

    I got 5 on it: 5 ways to improve your website quickly and easily

  • YouToo Social Media Conference

    March 2020

    Ignore Accessibility At Your Own Peril

  • The Nonprofit Partnership Nonprofit Day

    October 2019 (2 sessions)

    Avengers Assemble: Creating Integrated Campaigns That Get Results
    Thank U, Next: Using Technology to Enhance Donor Stewardship and Recognition

  • TechConnect Cleveland

    June 2019

    Meeting B2B Tech Buyers Where They Are: The Mobile and Smart Home Marketing Revolution

  • Women in Leadership Development Conference

    May 2019

    What’s New in Digital and Social Marketing in 2019 and Beyond

  • The Nonprofit Partnership Nonprofit Day

    October 2018

  • WPCampus

    July 2017

  • HighEdWeb 2016

    October 2016

    Track co-chair, Management and Professional Development Track
    Speed and Security: A Better User Experience with HTTP/ 2 & Let’s Encrypt

  • HighEdWeb 2015

    October 2015

    Track Chair, Management and Professional Development Track

  • John Carroll University Alumni Continuing Education Series

    March 25, 2015

    Building a Personal Brand

  • UBTech 2014

    June 2014

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals

    March 20, 2014

    Panelist: “Social Media: Who, What, When, Where and Why.”

  • Cleveland State University

    September 18 & 25, 2013

    Principles of Web Design course

  • EduWeb

    July 29-31, 2013

    A Web Yankee in King Marketing’s Court

  • UBTech 2013

    June 10-12, 2013

  • Cleveland State University

    March 6 & 13, 2013

    Principles of Web Design course

  • John Carroll University Celebration of Scholarship

    March 27, 2012

  • Webinar

    February 8, 2012

    Website Redesign Boot Camp: What you need to know to get ready for your next web redesign

  • Webinar

    March 22, 2011

    WordPress University: Strategies, tools and shortcuts for WordPress-based higher ed websites

  • Webinar

    January 19, 2011

    Professional Photos, Videos and Live Streams 101: Strategies and Tips From Campus Pros

  • HighEdWeb 2010

    October 10, 2010

    Hold Up! WordPress Can Do That? GTFO!
    Presented with Jesse Lavery

  • University and College Designers Association

    October 2-5, 2010

    Intro to WordPress and Theming
    Online Video 101

  • EduComm 2010

    June 8, 2010

  • J.Boye Conference

    May 5, 2010

  • NERCOMP Annual Conference

    March 8, 2010

    Pre-Conference Workshop: Hands On With Amazon Web Services

  • HigherEdHero Webinar

    December 2, 2009

    Blogging 101

  • HigherEdHero Webinar

    October 14, 2009

    Facebook on Campus: Applications, Tools & Tips for Your College

  • CUPRAP Fall Workshop

    October 12, 2009

    Social Media Overview for PR Professionals

  • Webinar

    September 15, 2009

    Better Online Videos 101: How to Shoot, Edit and Host Effective Web Videos

  • JISC Social Media Workshop

    July 27 and 31, 2009

    Using the Social Web To Maximise Access to Your Resources presented by Brian Kelly
    London, England & Cardiff, Wales

  • Institutional Web Management Workshop 2009

    July 28 – July 30, 2009

    Using Amazon Web Services
    Colchester, England

  • WhippleHill User Conference

    June 30-July 2, 2009

    Monitoring and Maintaining Your Social Media Presence

  • HigherEdHero Webinar

    June 16, 2009

    Facebook & Twitter Recruitment Tools to Engage Prospective Students

  • NITLE Information Services Camp

    June 3-4, 2009

    The Storm is Brewing: Cloud Computing and Amazon Web Services Workshop

  • CUPRAP Annual Conference

    March 11-12, 2009

    Presenting on social media with Karine Joly

  • EduWeb Conference

    July 2008

    Head in the Cloud: On-Demand Solutions for Processing, Storage and Content Delivery Needs
    Presented with Josh Tysiachney

  • Business Information Technology Summit

    May 2008

    Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • HighEdWeb Conference

    October 2007

    Game Changer: The Facebook Platform
    Presented with Josh Tysiachney

  • Digital Libraries Colloquium Series, Carnegie Mellon University

    October 2006

    Meta-Search in the Liberal Arts, Libraries and Beyond

  • Business Information Technology Summit

    May 2006

  • Coalition for Networked Information Spring 2006 Task Force

    Social Meta-Search in the Liberal Arts
    Presented with Dr. Bryan Alexander, Director of Research, NITLE

  • HigherEdBlogCon


    Chair, Websites and Web Development Track

  • HighEdWeb 2005

    November 2005

    Gnosh: Building a Social Software Search Engine
    Winner, Best Poster Session

  • Online Teaching and Learning Conference


    Using Web Plugins for Online Learning

Publications & Appearance


Interviews & Mentions

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Fun Facts about Mike Richwalsky

Fun Fact #1

My family was selected as the Ambassador Family for the 2008 March for Babies in western Pennsylvania.

Fun Fact #2

Swedish skate punk band Millencolin once created bumpers for my college radio show. I had interviewed them while they were on Warped Tour.

Fun Fact #3

Writer/director Kevin Smith once called me out (in a good way) at a packed Q&A he did at Duquesne University in 1998.

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