Linda Lysakowski

Linda is one of slightly more than one hundredprofessionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. In her twenty-five plus years as a philanthropic consultant, Linda has managed capital campaigns, helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 40,000 development professionals in Canada, Mexico, Egypt, Bermuda, and most of the fifty United States, in addition to leading hundreds of virtual training programs with a world-wide audience.  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;Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?workbook, RaiseMore Money from Your Business Community; RaiseMore Money from Your Business CommunityThis Year workbook, Fundraisingfor the GENIUS 1stand 2ndeditions, and Quick Guide to Board Giving, The Matriarch, The Face of Jesus andThe Face of Jesus Study Guide, See This Christ andSee This Christ Study Guide; a contributing author to The Fundraising Feasibility Study—It’s Not About the MoneyandYOU and Your Nonprofit Board; co-editor of YOUand Your Nonprofitand The Nonprofit Consulting Handbook;and co-author of The Essential Nonprofit Fundraising Handbook, Nonprofit Strategic Planning, The New Donor, CharityChannel’s Quick Guide to Developing Your Case for Support, CharityChannel’s Quick Guide to Creating Your Development Plan, and The Leaky Bucket:What’s Wrong With Your Fundraising...And How You Can Fix It, Nonprofit Quick Guide: How to Find New Donors and Get Them to Keep Giving, andNonprofit Quick Guide: How to Advance in Your FundraisingCareer.