Non-profit organizations are always searching for help and support from their local communities. This weekâ€™s Event Focus Friday interview comes from Liz Glover Wilson, who founded Elizabeth Rose Consulting, LLC in 2003. The companyâ€™s mission is toÂ support non-profits in achieving their goals to have a positive impact on our communities by managing special events, volunteer coordination and fundraising. They have successfully produced events for dozens of organizations who are truly making a difference in our society and for our environment.
How did you get started in non-profit work?
Since I was a child, charity work was always a big part of my life. Over the course of my career, which was primarily as Corporate Events Planner, I found myself always drawn to fundraising events and the environment. After nearly 14 years, it felt natural to take the leap and bring all I learned along the way to the fundraising world. Now my boutique company brings a blend of event and fundraising services to support non-profit organizations. We support anywhere from 4 to eight clients annually.
We are busy! Some days I am positive that I have been on the phone with clients all day. Working with non-profit organizations demands a lot of attention and care. We are representing their mission and passion. We do laugh as much as we can in our office though – I think it is important to take your work seriously but [it's] equally important to laugh. We work hard for our clients and have the culture of â€śgoing the extra mileâ€ť â€“ we support each other and try to ensure our output is exemplary.
Name 3 mentors or milestones that shaped your career.
Jay Sugarman â€“ Great man;Â Goldie HawnÂ â€“Â Most intriguing client; andÂ Benny Hurtado â€“ My spiritual guide
We are inspired to work harder and more creatively to raise funds for our clients, so their programs can thrive.
What social cause do you hold near and dear?
Definitely finding homes for orphaned/parentless children.
Name 3 inspirations: 1 place, 1 thing, 1 person.
Share a secret…
If you were to start again, what one thing would you do differently?
About Liz Glover Wilson and ERC…
Elizabeth Rose Consulting has worked with celebrities such as Goldie Hawn, Tyra Banks, Joe Torre, Allan Houston, and Mikhail Gorbachev to produce and fundraise for their charity galas. As an industry leader, Liz Glover Wilson’s work has been featured on NBC, FOX,Â The New York Post,Â Hamptons Magazine,Â Special Events Magazine, BizBash, AgendaÂ and more. Â Liz is a past president of an international non-profit organization, and has been a featured speaker at a variety of conferences on non-profits and special events. Follow her on Twitter @charitybabe and @ERCcares.