Westport, CT, January 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Westport Rotary Club invited Elizabeth (Liz) P. Ball, President and Creative Director of TFI Envision, Inc. to speak at their luncheon on January 13, 2015 on the topic of “Fundraising in the Nonprofit World.”
Fundraising is at the core of every nonprofits “to do” list and generally involves non-professionals to assist in raising funds needed to support the organization. “Though I am not a professional fundraiser by any means, I have been involved with fundraising for many different charities throughout my life. The biggest challenge is what I call 'The Big Ask' - people feel uncomfortable asking others to donate or become a sponsor. My experience has helped me develop a useful action plan that I like to share with others,” said Liz.
Comment from attendee Nevil Ede, Rotary Member and CEO Westport Business Solutions LLC:
“Great presentation. It’s something I think we all find challenging, but the more we can structure the approach and understand how we can best serve the cases we feel passionate about while still feeling comfortable with the process, the better.”
Liz is the Fundraising Committee Chairperson and on the Board of Directors for Keystone House, Inc., and is actively involved with several other nonprofits both locally and internationally.
The Westport Rotary Club, located in Westport, Connecticut, USA, was chartered in 1924. The 70 members are active in the Westport Community and represent diverse businesses and community organizations. The club raises funds to support a wide range of humanitarian organizations, generally serving the greater Westport area. They also support broader programs for international service and good will of the national and international Rotary Foundation, one of which is the Polio Eradication effort that has helped reduce the incidence of Polio internationally.
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Since 1975, TFI Envision, Inc. of Norwalk, CT, has specialized in developing strategic design and marketing solutions for branding, packaging, promotion, digital and corporate communications; helping organizations achieve their marketing and communication goals with compelling, consistent messaging that is on brand and on target.