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