Lenny Zakim Fund Institutes are free day-long conferences that we offer to all current and former grant recipients. Topics are selected with input from grant recipients. Information about the most recent Institute is below. For more information, please contact Jeannette (email@example.com or 617-406-5935).
LZF Spring Institute 2013
Building a strong board. Raising money. Pulling everything together to make your organization work and work well... You know how hard this is to do. And there are no easy answers. No quick fixes. No silver bullets. But there are tried and true strategies. There are proven best practice tips. Here are some of the things you’ll learn at this day-long workshop:
- Why you have to have a board and what the board has to do
- What the best board members do
- How to find those best board members
- What fundraising really means
- How to find donors
- How to ask people for gifts of money (and time, too)
In the morning, we will focus on your boards and board members. In the afternoon we will focus on fundraising. And you’ll get a good handout to keep and use back home.
About our workshop leader, Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE
Simone Joyaux is an expert in boards, planning, and fundraising. She’s been a full-time consultant for more than 25 years. She works with all types and sizes of organizations - including those with no staff at all. Before she was a consultant, Simone served as executive director of a small nonprofit in Michigan. Then she became the chief development officer at Trinity Repertory Company in Rhode Island.
Simone founded the Women’s Fund of RI, a social justice organization. She has written books and articles about fundraising and boards. For regular free tips about how to make your organization stronger, subscribe to Simone’s free e-news and her blogs at www.simonejoyaux.com. Also visit the Free Download Library on her website.
Registration is currently limited to current grant recipients of The Lenny Zakim Fund and will be opened to former grant recipients later on this month. If you have any questions regarding regstration, please contact Jeannette at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you believe you qualify for registration please visit http://lzfspring.eventbrite.com.