Corporate & Business Fundraising: Getting Rid of the “Willie Sutton Theory of Fundraising”


Date:  May 24, 2019

Time:  11:30 – 2:00

Location:  Lawry’s The Prime Rib (map)
4043 Howard Hughes Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Cost:  $35 Member, $45 Non-Member, $50 At The Door



Fundraisers: Do You Subscribe to the Willie Sutton Theory of Fundraising? Okay, many of you are probably way too young to know who Willie Sutton is. In fact, even an old geezer like me was born after he was already serving a life sentence in the Eastern Penitentiary. But, as a former banker, I knew of his reputation. You’ll hear more about Willie and how his philosophy pervaded the fundraising world. And, more importantly, how to get rid of it!

Your instructor, Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, had more than thirty years’ experience as a nonprofit staff member, consultant, and spent eleven years in the business world, so she’s going to give you her secrets for raising money from the business community. She’s helped organizations turn this philosophy around and “go straight,” something Willie never did.

Join us on May 24. You’ll learn:

  • Which businesses in your community are likely to become donors for your organization
  • Why businesses give to nonprofits
  • Words to remove from your fundraising vocabulary forever
  • How to build relationships with business leaders that translate into support for your organization

Our Speaker

Linda LysakowskiA graduate of Alvernia University and AFP’s Faculty Training Academy, Linda Lysakowski is a Master Teacher. Linda is one of one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. She is dedicated to inspiring creativity and philanthropy. In her twenty-five years as a philanthropic consultant, Linda managed capital campaigns, helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 37,000 development professionals in Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Egypt, and most of the fifty United States.

CFRE Approved

Event Details

Date: May 24, 2019

Start time: 11:30 a.m.

End time: 02:00 p.m.

Venue: Lawry’s The Prime Rib
4043 Howard Hughes Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89169