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Upcoming events

    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • King Bruwaert House, 6101 County Line Rd Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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    Save the Date for our September program! Author, Jason Lewis joins us to discuss, The War for Fundraising Talent and How Small Shops Can Win.

    Today's fundraising professionals find themselves in the messy predicament of being in one of the sector's most critical yet least understood roles. This predicament can be especially difficult for those in small shops with limited staff and resources.  At this session,  Jason Lewis will demonstrate how small shops can combine insights from social psychology and the science of expertise to clean up their myriad of fundraising challenges. This process begins with a better understanding of ourselves and our organizational culture followed by greater expectations of ourselves and our donors.

    The three key takeaways from this will be:

    • How to discern between three types of gifts and their impact on performance
    • Why employers should contemplate the differences between two types of passion
    • How fundraisers can ensure they are recognized and admired for meaningful work


    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital 155 East Brush Hill Road, Maple Room, Elmhurst, IL 60128
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    Tell your organization’s story effectively on #GivingTuesday and you’ll stand out from the rest! This interactive workshop will leave you with actionable steps and a year-to-year timeline, empowering you to:

    • Build a strong, project-specific campaign separate from your year-end appeal
    • Create a top-notch #GivingTuesday web presence
    • Attract new donors and cultivate your existing ones
    • Integrate #GivingTuesday into your overall development strategy and
    • Keep the momentum of #GivingTuesday going into the new year.

    Lisa Doyle is a communications professional based in the Chicago area. She writes about branding and marketing for major trade publications (Global Cosmetic Industry, Skin Inc, Salon Today, Modern Salon, Writer's Digest) and was featured in WOMEN REINVENTED: TRUE STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND CHANGE (LaChance Publishing, 2010). Her fiction debut, MILKED, was published by Simon & Fig in 2014. Lisa is passionate about social justice and began working in the nonprofit sector in 2008. She currently manages the communications and marketing for Glen Ellyn-based transitional housing program, Bridge Communities, and incorporates storytelling throughout the organization's development strategy.


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