The 12-Step Cure for Event Addiction


Scheduled for Nov. 14, 2013      Register Now

Session Description:

Special Events:  They’re fun (maybe);  They make lots of money (they do?); Our board members love them (when they show up); Our staff members enjoy doing them (yeah, right!).

If your nonprofit is addicted to special events and you think they are the only way you can raise money, you will not want to miss this session.

We’ll talk about the real costs of special events, how you can choose the right events for your organization, and how to use events as a springboard to more cost-effective, less stressful, and more productive types of fundraising.


Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

Linda is one of fewer than 100 professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. In her twenty years as a philanthropic consultant, Linda has managed capital campaigns, helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 22,000 development professionals in Canada, Mexico, Egypt and the 50 United States.

A graduate of Alvernia University and AFP’s Faculty Training Academy, she is a Master Teacher. Linda is the author of Recruiting and Training Fundraising Volunteers; The Development Plan; Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy?; Capital Campaigns: Everything You NEED to Know; Raise More Money from Your Business Community; Fundraising for the GENIUS, a contributing author to The Fundraising Feasibility Study—It’s Not About the Money, co-editor of YOU and Your Nonprofit and The Nonprofit Consulting Handbook and co-author of The Essential Nonprofit Fundraising Handbook and What’s Wrong With Your Fundraising…And How You Can Fix It.

In addition to her consulting and training practice, Linda serves as Acquisitions Editor for CharityChannel Press and For the GENIUS Press.


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