Bio: Linda Lysakowski

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE
President/CEO
Capital Venture

Linda is one of only 81 people worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive designation.  Named Eastern Pennsylvania’s “Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year” in 2001, Linda received this same honor from the Las Vegas Chapter in 2004.  In April 2006 she received the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Service to AFP.  A magna cum laude graduate of Alvernia College, Linda is also a graduate of AFP’s Faculty Training Academy.  She has managed capital campaigns ranging in size from $200,000 to over $12,000,000, helped hundreds of organizations start or improve their development programs, and has trained more than 10,000 professionals and volunteers in areas of fundraising and philanthropy.  Linda is an internationally recognized speaker and author. She has spoken at AFP International conferences every year since 1993, the AFP Hemispheric Congress in Mexico City, AFP chapters throughout North America, The Points of Light Conference, Variety International and Junior Achievement Worldwide, among others. She is the author of Recruiting and Training Fundraising Volunteers, Wiley Press Essentials of Fundraising Series, published in June 2005, The Development Plan, Wiley Press Essentials of Fundraising Series, published in March 2007, and The Fundraising Feasibility Study, contributing author, Wiley Press, published in March 2007 and has written for numerous other publications.

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