Peer to Peer Advanced Speaker Spotlight: Elizabeth Marks
On November 4 and 5, NonProfit PRO is hosting its annual peer-to-peer fundraising conference: Peer to Peer Advanced. Taking place in the heart of Philadelphia, attendees will gain a wealth of knowledge on advanced and innovative peer-to-peer tactics and learn how to strategize for future peer-to-peer programs, learning how to create sustainable programs that will not only engage fundraisers, but retain them, too.
At Peer to Peer Advanced, you can look forward to “Apolitical,” where Elizabeth Marks will discuss how USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, fundraises apolitically with a humanitarian mission, which has become political.
As the director of community fundraising for USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Elizabeth spearheads the conceptualization, development and roll-out of community fundraising programming to ensure more meaningful connections with supporters across the U.S. A large segment of the American public is eager to participate in the movement to stand with refugees, and Elizabeth’s team at USA for UNHCR is implementing strategies and specific objectives to unlock the potential of the U.S. market by enhancing the fundraising experience.
For over 25 years, Elizabeth has partnered with diverse stakeholders to lead, design and evaluate engaging programs, advocacy and fundraising initiatives in both the for profit and nonprofit sectors. Most notably: managed corporate giving and fundraising for a nationally recognized nonprofit professional theater; COS of regional operations for one of the largest global leader of annuities, which included oversight of 16 countries; and business manager of a crisis management/lobbying firm.
This unique blend of positions and perspectives has given Elizabeth insight to the power of the personal relationship and steered her to the path she is on now.
In addition, Elizabeth is an accomplished artist, interior and textile designer with artwork consistently showcased in galleries and design venues. She holds a BA in art history and an MFA in interior architecture and design. Elizabeth also walks the walk and is an activist in her own community connecting and serving with local volunteer nonprofits.
If you’re interested in learning more from Elizabeth (and engage in more next-level peer-to-peer thinking), secure your spot at Peer to Peer Advanced. Click here to learn more.