• Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

Does Your Nonprofit Subscribe to the Willie Sutton Theory of Fundraising?

Updated: Aug 19, 2019

Free Webinar: Let’s Get Rid of the Willie Sutton Theory of Business Fundraising

With Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

Wed, June 27, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Fundraisers: Do You Subscribe to the Willie Sutton Theory of Fundraising? Okay, many of you way too young to know who Willie Sutton is. In fact, even an old geezer like me was born after he was already serving a life sentence in the Eastern Penitentiary. But, as a former banker, I knew of his reputation. You’ll hear more about Willie and how his philosophy pervaded the fundraising world. And, how to get rid of it!

Your instructor, Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, had more than thirty years’ experience as a nonprofit staff member, consultant, and spent eleven years in the business world, so I'm going to give you my secrets for raising money from the business community. I've helped organizations turn this philosophy around and “go straight,” something Willie never did.

Join us live on Wednesday June 27 at 1 pm Eastern time, 12 Central, 11 Mountain, and 10 Pacific time for this 60-minute, face-paced webinar with time for Q & A. You’ll learn:

  • What businesses in your community are likely to become donors for your organization

  • Why businesses give to nonprofits

  • Which words to remove from your fundraising vocabulary forever

Sign up today. It’s Free. You'll receive the link to get on the webinar after you register. You will also receive a free bonus if you sign up by June 24 and attend the live webinar! Here’s how to register:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

PS If you missed the webinar, you can still take the course: