Nonprofit Series: Connecting for Impact
Speaker(s): Laurie Benson and Jeanan Yasiri
Every day you interact with people who can potentially support your vision. Are you leveraging these connections for your organizations? Do you recognize the potential of these contacts and consistently find ways to engage them? At our September seminar you will learn how to identify opportunities, make powerful connections, and link those connections to others in a mutually beneficial way. Laurie Benson and Jeanan Yasiri will empower you with the tools and resources you need to reach your goals. Laurie Benson, CEO LB Unlimited, serves on the First Business Bank board and multiple local and national nonprofit boards. Laurie is the recipient of the 2010 Athena Award as well as the 2009 Dane County Small Business Advocate Award. Jeanan Yasiri is Executive Director of the UW Center for Nonprofits and has over 25 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. Jeanan was named a "Woman of Distinction" by YWCA of Madison in 2005 and was previously a vice president with Dean Health Systems advancing public / private initiatives on behalf of vulnerable populations and the organizations who serve them.