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      September 27, 2019

      Friday  11:30 AM (on various days)

      2470 Collingwood Street
      Detroit, Michigan

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      Fourth Friday Fundraising

      Fourth Friday Fundraising Fund development is key to the success of every non-profit, yet, best practices and techniques are rarely discussed. The thought that organizations are chasing the same dollars creates a sense of competition and limited discussion related to the tools of the trade. The Life Remodeled team, led by Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder, is looking to flip the script and shatter some fundraising myths by hosting an enlightening 10 part lunch and learn series on what it takes to achieve high caliber and effective fund development. Join LR and hundreds of representatives from non-profits throughout the greater metro-Detroit area on the fourth Friday of the month from 11:30 - 1 p.m. at the Durfee Innovation Society to learn from some of the major players in the philanthropy world-- funders, donors, volunteers and non-profit staff, who are looking for insight into creating a strong development strategy. Schedule: Session #1 :: Friday, February 22, 2019My Journey with Fundraising: From Transactional to TransformationalFeaturing Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled Session #2 :: Friday, March 22, 2019Developing + Delivering Your PitchFeaturing Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled Session #3 :: Friday, April 26, 2019Major Gifts + Making "The Ask"Featuring Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Ed Russell, President at Russell Development; and Lisa Payne, Former CFO of Taubman; Additional Speaker TBD Session #4 :: Friday, May 24, 2019How to Craft + Share Your Personal Story + Why This is Super ImportantFeaturing Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled Session #5 :: Friday, June 28, 2019The Art of the Nonprofit Fundraising CEOFeaturing Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest; Kevin Roach, CEO of Methodist Children's Home Society; and Brett Tillander, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties; Dr. Darienne B. Driver, President & CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan Session #6 :: Friday, July 26, 2019Fundraising AdministrationFeaturing Brooke Adams, Fundraising Manager at Life Remodeled and Pat McQueen SVP Education at Salesforce Session #7 :: Friday, August 23, 2019Corporate GivingFeaturing Doug Maibach, Executive Vice President at Barton Malow; Rebecca Ndombi, Social Responsibility Manager at Sun Communities; Additional Speakers TBD Session #8 :: Friday, September 27, 2019Measuring Impact: Why + What + HowFeaturing Romy Kochan, CEO of Gingras Global Session #9 :: Friday, October 25, 2019Discussion with Foundation CEOs/EDsFeatured Speakers TBD Session #10 :: Friday, November 22, 2019In-Kind DonationsFeaturing Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled; Harvey Berman, Construction, Contracts & Real Estate Attorney with Bodman; Terri Rubis, Environmental Account Manager at ARCADIS; Jeff Lane, Connector at Life Remodeled About Chris Lambert, CEO + Founder of Life Remodeled In 2011, I founded the nonprofit Life Remodeled. Although I'd never received an ounce of fundraising training, I quickly discovered that my main responsibilities would revolve around donations. At first I absolutely despised raising money, which only made it more challenging. Since 2014, Life Remodeled has stewarded more than $26M in cash, labor and materials, and more than 55,000 volunteers from business, community and faith-based organizations to set the groundwork for sustainable change in four Detroit neighborhoods. Recently, I've taken the study of fund development more seriously: including a six month fellowship with an international nonprofit accelerator, coursework at Indiana University's School of Philanthropy, and a yearlong fundraising program at Harvard. Life Remodeled’s long-term vision is to develop and share the most community driven, collaborative, impactful and sustainable models for urban neighborhood revitalization. Sharing is a big part of who we are, and I'm excited to help you learn the beauty of fundraising more quickly than I did. Tickets Tickets must be purchased in advance for $15 per person. Lunch will be provided, and $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to one randomly drawn nonprofit organization in attendance each month. Please note: Tickets must be purchased for each individual session. Please be sure you are purchasing the correct ticket for the session and date you are looking to attend. Any questions related to the event can be directed to Brooke Adams at

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