Luncheon – You CAN Do It! Tips and Secrets for Running a Successful Fundraising Event – sponsored by Danosky & Associates

Speaker:  Mary Laughlin (open web page for link to presentation);

Sponsor:  Danosky & Associates,  860-799-6330, ,

Does the phrase, “I think that we should raise money by having an event” make you stress out, knowing you might be in charge!?  How can you be sure that your event will be a success?  For over 30 years Mary Laughlin has been involved in the marketing and special event arena on behalf of both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Currently she is an event management consultant specializing in team collaborations. Today Mary will share her best stories, along with her closest held secrets for running successful events.

Bring your board members and development team to this dynamic discussion. Mary will remain after the discussion to provide one-on-one guidance for those who would like to get feedback about specific scenarios.

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Mary’s career began executing special events in Dallas, TX and quickly learned the importance of non-profit partnerships.  Mary moved to Connecticut to become the marketing director of Stamford Town Center and became involved with many non-profit organizations in the area.  Highlights in her career include public relations director for Marshall Fields in Dallas; Vice President of Marketing for Sfuzzi, Inc., a national restaurant group based in Dallas and New York City operating 22 restaurants nationwide; marketing director for Hotel Macklowe in Manhattan; and vice president of marketing for WBDC, a non-profit agency in Stamford.  Mary serves on the boards of the Greenwich United Way and chairs its marketing committee, and Green Fingers Garden Club as its Treasurer.  She has served on the board of directors of:  the Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Connecticut Grand Opera & Orchestra, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Children’s Day School in Greenwich and is a member of the Jr. League of Greenwich.  

About Our Luncheon Sponsor:  Danosky & Associates

Danosky & Associates helps non-profit organizations build the capacity to move their strategic vision forward with a solid foundation and an army of support behind them.   Our comprehensive approach draws upon four key disciplines that can work together as an integrated solution or be used independently to address specific concerns:  Board Energy, Philanthropic Enrichment, Financial Empowerment, Community Engagement.  Our team of experienced, capacity building professionals can take your organization to the next level.

  • Sharon J. Danosky, founder and president of Danosky & Associates, has dedicated her career to working with not-for-profit organizations.  As both a consultant and a senior executive for numerous charitable organizations, she has transformed organizations into highly effectively charities of choice in their communities.  Through a well-honed skill set that includes strategic planning, fund-raising and tactical marketing, coupled with her passion and vision, she has guided not-for-profits in their quest for achieving that “next level”, thereby fulfilling their mission and their promise to the community.
  • Christine Lent, an experienced certified public accountant, has been providing financial management services to both for-profit and non-profit organizations for over three decades.   Christine joined forces with Danosky & Associates to help non-profit organizations develop and streamline their financial systems, business processes and reporting so that they can unlock their full potential and fulfill their missions.
  • Peter Roche is the founder and president of IPR, Inc., a financial and corporate public relations firm. Prior to establishing IPR in 1995, Mr. Roche was a managing director and chairman of the media task force at Burson-Marsteller, a leading global communications and public relations firm. He also served there as director of corporate and financial media and supervised a variety of top-tier corporate accounts.

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