Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE is one of approximately one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. In her three-decade career, Linda has managed capital campaigns that have raised more than $50 million, helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than 40,000 development professionals in Canada, Mexico, Egypt, Bermuda, and most of the fifty states of the United States. Linda offers many online training programs.

Linda is the author of a number of books, including these published by CharityChannel Press:

Linda served on the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy board for two terms and on the Professional Advancement Division for AFP and is past president of the Eastern PA and Sierra (NV) AFP chapters. She has received the Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year award from the Eastern PA, Las Vegas, and Sierra (NV) chapters of AFP, was honored with the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Service to AFP, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Las Vegas AFP Chapter.

Linda is a graduate of Alvernia University with majors in Banking and Finance, Theology/Philosophy, and a minor in Communications.  As a graduate of AFP’s Faculty Training Academy, she is a Master Teacher.

Learn more about Linda at https://www.lindalysakowski.com.

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Capital Campaign Events and PR (Part 5)

This is Part 5 of a series I'm writing on conducting a capital campaign. This is a follow-on to my prior series on capital campaign readiness. A key ingredient of a successful campaign is having a pool of donors to solicit. In this installment, I'll talk about capital campaign events and PR.

capital campaign events PR

Identifying and Cultivating Donors in a Capital Campaign (Part 4)

This is Part 4 of a series I'm writing on conducting a capital campaign. This is a follow-on to my prior series on capital campaign readiness. A key ingredient of a successful campaign is having a pool of donors to solicit. In this Part 4, I'll talk about identifying and cultivating donors in a capital campaign.

Capital Campaign Volunteers (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of a series I'm writing on conducting a capital campaign. This is a follow-on to my prior series on capital campaign readiness. In this installment we'll discuss capital campaign volunteers.

Capital Campaign Budget (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a series I'm writing on conducting a capital campaign. This is a follow-on to my prior series on capital campaign readiness. In this installment we'll discuss the capital campaign budget. There are two budget areas that must be considered when embarking on a capital campaign—the project budget and the capital campaign budget.

Capital Campaign Plan (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of a series I'm writing on conducting a capital campaign. This is a follow-on to my prior series on capital campaign readiness. In this installment we'll discuss developing a capital campaign plan.

Capital Campaign Planning Study—External Assessment (Part 7)

This is Part 7 of a series I'm writing on capital campaign readiness. In Part 6 we talked about how internal readiness is assessed during a study. In this installment we'll discuss how the external readiness for a campaign is assessed.