Presenter: Melissa M. Lagowski CEO/Founder/Queen Bee, Big Buzz Idea Group
Melissa created Big Buzz Idea Group in November 2004 so Chicagoland nonprofits would have an honest outsourcing partner to bring their largest projects to life.
With 26 years of corporate and nonprofit experience, she has launched and executed large fundraisers, conceived several innovative and lucrative new programs, coordinated a variety of dinners/awards functions and organized numerous conferences/workshops. Her largest project to date is Ribfest Chicago, where she is responsible for every facet of the event including festival promotion, sponsorship development, entertainment booking and vendor management. Having begun with 5,000 attendees, the event now draws 70,000 people annually and was featured on Food Network?s ?Eating America? with Anthony Anderson (2014).
A link to join will be emailed prior to the meeting.
The Glen Ellyn Non-Profit Connection is a resource to connect non-profits through networking and education. Non-Profits have similar issues and struggles. Together we can make each other stronger. At these meetings, each organization will:
Introduce themselves, their organization and share upcoming news, events and services. We will also discuss any struggles at our round-table at the meeting.
A 30-minute Professional Speaker will be provided on an issue directed specifically to help non-profits.
A Round Table of Discussion & Best Practices will follow as we will discuss the topics of struggles listed previously. Example topics: fundraising, volunteer recruitment, telling your story, grant writing, transitioning of the Board or staff, etc. There will be years of experience and people with many talents. Together we can support each other, foster and collaborate ideas and improve our community.
These meetings are open to all non-profit Chamber Members at no additional charge. We will send out emails confirming further details. Non-Chamber non-profits are encouraged to attend a meeting to be introduced to the program and GECOC membership.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce with questions and comments.
Date and Time
Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST
Virtual Meeting via Zoom (link will be emailed prior the meeting)
Open to All Non-Profit Chamber Members
No Additional Charge