Linda Lysakowski LLC


Linda is one of slightly more than 100 professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. In her thirty years in the development field, Linda has managed capital campaigns, helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 30,000 development professionals in Canada, Mexico, Egypt, Bermuda, and most of the 50 United States. A graduate of Alvernia University and AFP’s Faculty Training Academy, she is a Master Teacher. Linda is the author of Recruiting and Training Fundraising Volunteers; The Development Plan; Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy?; Capital Campaigns: Everything You NEED to Know;Are You ready for a Capital Campaign? workbook, Raise More Money from Your Business Community; Fundraising for the GENIUS, a contributing author to The Fundraising Feasibility Study—It’s Not About the Money, co-editor of YOU and Your Nonprofit and The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook and co-author of The Essential Nonprofit Fundraising Handbook and The Leaky Bucket: What’s Wrong With Your Fundraising…And How You Can Fix It. In addition to her consulting and training practice, Linda serves as Acquisitions Editor for CharityChannel Press and For the GENIUS Press.

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