Linda Lysakowski

Meet Linda Lysakowski

Linda Lysakowski is one of approximately 100 people world-wide who hold the coveted Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) designation.

She's been in the fundraising profession for 25+ years and have written numerous books on successful fundraising. She does virtual consulting, webinars, training and mentors authors.

Linda Lysakowski has trained more than 30,000 professionals...

in Mexico, Canada Bermuda, and Egypt as well as in almost all of the fifty states in the United States. She's led numerous web conferences and audio conferences for AFP, Charity Channel, Affinity Seminars, Junior Achievement, The Philanthropy Journal and many others.

She also serves as Acquisition Editor for CharityChannel Press and For the GENIUS Press.

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Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Do It Right

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Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy?, by Linda Lysakowski

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Fundraising as a Career

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Be the Best Board Member You Can be

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Nonprofit Consulting: Get Started, Get Clients, Grow, and Evolve

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Evaluating Your Fundraising

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Tell Your Story Right–Create a Compelling Case for Support

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Capital Campaigns: Yes, You Can Do It!

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The 12-Step Cure for Special Event Addiction

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Where to Find Development Staff, by Linda Lysakowski

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Evaluating Your Fundraising

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Nonprofit Consulting: Get Started, Get Clients, Grow, and Evolve, by Linda Lysakowski

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Create a Development Plan That Works, by Linda Lysakowski

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How Do We Do a Strategic Plan Virtually?, by Linda Lysakowski

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Nonprofit Consulting 2, by Linda Lysakowski

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Capital Campaigns: Yes, You Can Do It! by Linda Lysakowski

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Build Relationships That Lead to Major Gifts Nov, by Linda Lysakowski

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Building Good Donor Relationships, by Linda Lysakowski

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Build Donor Relations that Lead to Major Gifts, by Linda Lysakowski

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Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Do It Right, by Linda Lysakowski

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Develop Your Case for Support, by Linda Lysakowski

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Your Fundraising Roadmap, by Linda Lysakowski

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The 12-Step Cure for Special Event Addiction

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5 Secrets to Successful Capital Campaigns, by Linda Lysakowski

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Build Donor Relations that Lead to Major Gifts

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Build a Great Board, by Linda Lysakowski

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Learn How Your Organization Can Raise More Money by Involving Volunteers, by Linda Lysakowski

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Development Office Procedures, by Linda Lysakowski

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Development Plan 2, by Linda Lysakowski

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Can You Run a Capital Campaign in the New Normal, by Linda Lysakowski

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Should 100% of My Board Give; And at What Level?, by Linda Lysakowski

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Fundraising as a Career

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Build a Dream Team of Fundraising Volunteers

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Capital Campaign 2, by Linda Lysakowski

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Move Donors Up the Donor Pyramid by Using the Four Keys to Building Good Donor Relationships, by Linda Lysakowski

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Your Fundraising Roadmap, by Linda Lysakowski

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How Do We Recognize Our Donors, by Linda Lysakowski

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Development Audit, by Linda Lysakowski

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Fixing Your Leaky Fundraising Bucket, by Linda Lysakowski

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How Do We Find Businesses to Support Our Nonprofit?, by Linda Lysakowski

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Is Donor Acknowledement Important?, by Linda Lysakowski

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Run a Successful Capital Campaign, by Linda Lysakowski

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What Should a Board Member Job Description Look Like?, by Linda Lysakowski

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The Leaky Bucket, by Linda Lysakowski

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Linda Lysakowski – Custom Courses in Nonprofit Fundraising

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Create a Development Plan That Gets Implemented, by Linda Lysakowski

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Succeeding at Nonprofit Consulting, by Linda Lysakowski

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Raise More Money from Your Business Community, by Linda Lysakowski

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Capital Campaigns, by Linda Lysakowski

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Build Donor Relationships Relationships that Lead to Major Gifts, by Linda Lysakowski

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What Should Be Measuring and How to Measure It, by Linda Lysakowski

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Advancing in Your Fundraising Career?, by Linda Lysakowski

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Fundraising as a Career, by Linda Lysakowski

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Do you need to do a feasibility study before your capital campaign? by Linda Lysakowski

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Nonprofit Strategic Planning, by Linda Lysakowski

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Build a Dream Team of Volunteer Fundraisers, by Linda Lysakowski

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Cultivation Events? Why? How? Who?, by Linda Lysakowski

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The Leaky Bucket: What’s Wrong with Your Fundraising and How You Can Fix It, by Linda Lysakowski

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Fundraising Volunteers, by Linda Lysakowski

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Creating a Development Plan That Works, by Linda Lysakowski

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Raise More Money from Your Business Community 2, by Linda Lysakowski

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Investing in Your Development Office, by Linda Lysakowski

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Why Can’t We Keep Good Fundraisers on our Staff?, by Linda Lysakowski

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