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Zero to Sixty: Fast Track Your Young Group to Look Like A Seasoned Professional

  • Thu, February 28, 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
  • Free Webinar


  • There is no fee for DSAIA members!
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Zero to Sixty: Fast Track Your Young Group to Look Like A Seasoned Professional

Date: Thur, Feb 28th

Time: 1 pm ET/10 am PT

Cost: FREE

Let's face it, there are thousands of nonprofit groups out there. So, how do you get noticed by donors and appear as trustworthy as groups that have been around a long time? This session is for the start-up group. You will learn inexpensive tricks to help you compete for those all important donation dollars. Learn how to look like a seasoned professional, even if you are just learning to drive your organization.

About your presenter:

I got my start advocating for people with Down syndrome when my daughter Kelly was born. At the time we lived in Indiana and I was very impressed by all that I learned working with Down Syndrome Indiana. There I launched the first of 10 parties called "Kelly's Upside Down Ball." I did five in Indiana and have run five in Wisconsin, where we moved in 2005. For several years, I ran the event in both states. Kelly's Upside Down Ball raises money to assist individuals with Down syndrome, who are diagnosed with cancer. The event is named after my daughter who is a leukemia survivor. I am passionate about helping families faced by this additional diagnosis. 

Since moving to Wisconsin, I have served on the board of The Lake Country Women's Club and the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin. I am founder and president of Wisconsin Upside Down, as well as a National Down Syndrome Society Ambassador. I serve as a board member of Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action and am excited to once again serve as the chairperson for the DSAIA Leadership Conference.  

Before working as an advocate in the Down syndrome community, I had a career in the television and entertainment industries. Ask me about dancing with the Smurfs! I am the mother of three children and have been married for 20 years to my husband, Dana.

I continue to be impressed with the depth of the board/professional workshops offered.


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