The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook: Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Field- an interview with Susan Schaefer and Linda Lysakowski on Uncommon Giving

The Rock the World Network is a community of uncommon givers. The Uncommon Giving show features the leaders of charities, foundations and corporations rocking our world. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Susan Schaefer and Linda Lysakowski. The original live interview was on 6/7/2013. 

This episode is #53 of all time in the top 100 shows on Solutionz Live!

Schaefer, CFRE, is a consultant, writer, and speakers who has empowered
dozens of organizations to exceed their financial goals. In her twenty years as a philanthropic consultant, Linda
has managed capital campaigns, helped hundreds of nonprofit
organizations achieve their development goals, and trained more than
25,000 development professionals in Canada, Mexico, Egypt, Bermuda, and
most of  the 50 United States.

What if you could sit down with 25 successful consultants and ask them what makes their businesses tick?

In The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook: Winning Strategies from 25
Leaders in the Field, Susan Schaefer and Linda Lysakowski have compiled a
first-of-its-kind insight into the everyday lives of consultants to the
nonprofit sector. This collection of firsthand articles takes the
reader on a journey that spans a consultant’s professional life—from the
decisions that formed the business to a detailed set of options for
winding it down.

The beauty of this book lies in the honesty of
its 25 contributors. They write openly about the decisions that guided
their business models, their early mistakes, and their lessons learned.
Susan has helped
lead the design and implementation of the billion-dollar Gates
Millennium Scholars Program, one of the largest private grants in
history. This fall, she will teach fundraising at Johns Hopkins

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Susan’s website is
Linda’s website is

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