Linda Lysakowski

Linda is one of more than one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified FundRaising 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.

  • One of just over one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) designation
  • Over 25 years of experience as a philanthropic consultant
  • Graduate of the Faculty Training Academy of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  • Master teacher
  • Author of more than one dozen books
  • Graduate of Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania
Linda Lysakowski

Courses available by Linda Lysakowski

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  1. Business Community Fundraising Bootcamp: Build Relationships And Increase Donations From Local Corporations
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    Business Community Fundraising Bootcamp: Build Relationships And Increase Donations From Local Corporations
    Learn answers to these questions and more during our engaging three-session bootcamp packed with immediately actionable insights.

    What You'll Learn

    • Where can you find businesses to support your organization?
    • How can you build relationships with business leaders?
    • How should you present your case?
    • How can you run a volunteer-driven annual business appeal?
    • What adaptations should you make based on the pandemic?
  2. Nonprofit Board Member Certification
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    Nonprofit Board Member Certification

    This five-part certification program will build your understanding of nonprofit board membership while helping you build credibility inside and outside your organization. You will learn the ins and outs of the most critical roles of board members: leadership, governance, fundraising, and assessment.

    Topics Covered

    • Leadership
    • Governance
    • Fundraising
    • Assessment
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    Nonprofit Board Member Certification
    Linda Lysakowski
    From $499.00
  3. Selecting The Ideal People For Board Leadership Roles
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    Selecting The Ideal People For Board Leadership Roles

    Board development expert Linda Lysakowski will provide step-by-step guidance for appointment and training officers.

    What You'll Learn

    • Leadership overview (positions, job descriptions, norms)
    • How nominations and transitions work
    • Skills considerations
    • Community representation
    • Preparing for leadership
    • Mutual expectations
    • Meetings and decision-making
    • Orienting new members and leadership
  4. Assessing And Optimizing Board Performance
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    Assessing And Optimizing Board Performance

    Board development expert Linda Lysakowski will provide step-by-step guidance for evaluating your board’s collective and individual success. You will learn what changes to make to improve results.

    What You'll Learn

    • Ongoing assessment and performance of board and officers
    • Strategy, goals, measurement – continuous improvement and advancing the mission
    • How to evaluate progress and look ahead: plans and reporting
    • Training and board development
    • What good communication looks like
    • Managing change
  5. Board Leaders Partnering And Collaborating With Staff
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    Board Leaders Partnering And Collaborating With Staff

    Board development expert Linda Lysakowski will provide step-by-step guidance for improving collaboration between your organization’s board and staff.

    What You'll Learn

    • Roles and responsibilities, and how to make sure the board knows them
    • Working with the ED/CEO (management, oversight, and what's overstepping/understepping)
    • How board officers work together with the staff
    • Good collaboration and bad collaboration
    • Necessary policies and procedures
    • Responsibilities for acquiring resources, fundraising, and outreach
  6. Leading The Board And The Organization
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    Leading The Board And The Organization

    Board development expert Linda Lysakowski will provide step-by-step guidance for leading your organization’s board to achieve more organizational goals.

    What You'll Learn

    • Board structure – committees, diversity of skills, and other attributes
    • Culture-building
    • Setting a good leadership example, developing future leaders
    • Succession planning and recruiting
    • Build peer relationships and team building
    • Ongoing board engagement
    • Motivating the board to achieve fundraising goals
    • Advocating for the organization and advancing the mission
  7. Top 12 Ways To Make Sure Your Event Raises Money
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    Top 12 Ways To Make Sure Your Event Raises Money

    Fundraising genius Linda Lysakowski will help you get a grasp on post-pandemic event planning before it is too late. You will learn how to measure return and make wise decisions about organizing activities with the greatest impact.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why are nonprofits addicted to special event fundraising?
    • How many events are too many?
    • How can you evaluate the efficacy of events?
    • What events should you choose for your nonprofit?
  8. Step-By-Step Guide To Raise More Money Using Volunteers
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    Step-By-Step Guide To Raise More Money Using Volunteers

    Fundraising expert Linda Lysakowski will give you real-life examples of organizations that dramatically increased fundraising results by involving volunteers. You will learn how to apply their successful strategies to your nonprofit.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why should you use volunteers in fundraising?
    • What can volunteers do?
    • How can you find and recruit fundraising volunteers?
    • What steps should you take to maximize results?
  9. 5 Steps You Should Take To Empower Volunteers To Win Big Year End Donations
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    5 Steps You Should Take To Empower Volunteers To Win Big Year End Donations

    Fundraising expert Linda Lysakowski will give you real-life examples of organizations that dramatically increased fundraising results by involving volunteers. You will learn the specific steps to take to deploy a powerful fundraising army for your nonprofit.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you create your draft case for support?
    • What input do you need from current and desirable funders?
    • How can you use your case for support internally and externally?
    • What components can you use for specific campaigns or funding opportunities?
    • How will staff and volunteers benefit from this material?
    • How can the case for support help resolve differences in funding priorities?
  10. Nonprofit Strategic Planning Certification
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    Nonprofit Strategic Planning Certification

    In this three-part series, nonprofit planning expert Linda Lysakowski will explain who should be involved in the process, how to get the information you need, and how to run a productive planning retreat. You will learn to develop a clear and clever plan to drive your organization forward and make strategic planning engaging for your entire team.

    Benefits of Certification

    • Develop a clear and clever plan to drive your organization forward
    • Make strategic planning engaging for your entire team
    • Earn a meaningful and prestigious certification
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    Nonprofit Strategic Planning Certification
    Linda Lysakowski
    From $349.00
  11. Develop Your Story For Donor Support: Live Advice From An Expert
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    Develop Your Story For Donor Support: Live Advice From An Expert

    Fundraising expert Linda Lysakowski will provide practical guidance for creating your case for support. You will have the opportunity to get input about your unique situation. During this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to share your case language for feedback from the facilitator.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you change your case for support to reflect the world today?
    • Who should write the case for support?
    • What donors’ questions should you anticipate and answer?
    • What priorities do donors care about now?
    • What information should you include to tell a compelling story?
    • How can you present your case to different audiences?
  12. From Mid-Level To Major Donor Certification
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    From Mid-Level To Major Donor Certification

    Mid-level donor expert Linda Lysakowski will provide hands-on insights into how to move your donors up the pyramid from mid-level to major gifts. You will learn detailed information and earn a prestigious certification.

    Certification Includes

    • Infrastructure
    • Professionalizing the development office
    • Creating a philanthropic culture
    • Prospect research
    • Involving board, staff, and volunteers
    • Cultivation activities
    • Cultivation events
    • Understanding donor motivations
    • Presenting your case for support
    • Listening to the donor’s story
    • How, when, who, what, how much
    • Stewarding the donor
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    From Mid-Level To Major Donor Certification
    Linda Lysakowski
    $399.00
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