Camden Library to Host Online Philanthropy Workshop
CAMDEN – Diane Lebson of Evergreen Philanthropic Solutions plans to offer practical advice on how to make a bigger impact with philanthropic engagements during a free online workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, hosted by the Public Library from Camden.
Lebson’s presentation will highlight lessons from his new book, âFor a Good Cause: A Practical Guide to Giving Joyfullyâ.
Her book, especially aimed at women, covers a range of topics, offering advice for those wishing to join boards of directors, applying their skills as a volunteer, learning how to be an effective donor and what to consider when starting a non-profit organization.
Lebson will present an overview of his book, but will focus on strategies to help donors connect with organizations that represent their values.
Lebson grew up as a first-generation American in Milford, Connecticut, the daughter of working-class Polish immigrants who instilled in her a strong work ethic and a desire to “do good.” After studying international relations at university, she stayed in Washington and began her nonprofit career with the national staff of United Way, the largest charity in the United States.
For 17 years, she managed the United Way’s National Literacy Program, headed the National Board of Directors, and established a Women’s Giving Program that raised over $ 2 billion and raised more. of 70,000 philanthropists.
After leaving United Way, she led fundraising operations in the United States for an international non-governmental organization that cared for orphans and abandoned children, ran a public library foundation, served as chief of protocol at the United States Embassy in Canberra, Australia, and led the women’s association donation program for the American Red Cross.
In 2018, she and her husband co-founded Evergreen Philanthropic Solutions, a national consulting firm that helps nonprofits, individuals, businesses and foundations achieve their philanthropic goals.
To register, visit camden library.org.