Lee to Speak During Raising Change Conference

Janine Lee
Janine Lee

Janine Lee, President and CEO of the Southern Partners Fund (SPF) will be part of a panel of major Georgia funders speaking at a July 15 Savannah conference on fundraising, Raising Change.

The panel will offer their view of how funding has changed for nonprofits and what they look for from nonprofits today. SPF is a public foundation established in 1998 and emerging as one of the most significant organizations in the United States to provide funding, capacity building, operating support and technical assistance to nonprofits and organizing efforts in the Deep South.

Ms. Lee is a veteran strategist and grantmaker in philanthropy, with more than twenty years of and diverse leadership experience with nonprofits and foundation. She previously served as Vice President for Fostering Opportunity for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, an Atlanta based foundation with $20 million in annual grantmaking.

The Raising Change conference will provide tips and beset practices on how to be successful ns fundraising. It’s been developed especially for nonprofit staff, board and volunteers who may have less extensive experience with fundraising and no resource development professional on staff.

The conference will be held at Hoskins Research Center in the Memorial University Medical Center, 4700 Waters Avenue, in Savannah from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For a complete schedule and to register, go to www.gcn.org/Raisin gChange2011.aspx.

For additional assistance, contact the Georgia Center for Nonprofits at 912- 234-9688 or jdrake@gcn.org.

The conference fee is $75, and a small number of scholarships will be available.

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