2019 Forum on Strategic Fundraising: Building Generosity

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Snack Time Session: Engaging Young Professionals in Your Mission

Speaker: Shaunessy Jones, Treehouse

Time: Thursday, June 6 3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Presentation Description:

Are you looking to engage the under-45 community in your mission but don't know how to begin? This session will explore steps in creating an ambassador board and some key ideas to build a strong network of support for your mission. Hear from a few local nonprofits who have utilized boards like this in different capacities and leave with inspiration!

Key Take-Aways: A checklist of what to consider when creating an ambassador board. A sample application and job description.

Shop Size: Suitable for any size shop

Expertise Level: Suitable for all levels

About the Speaker


Shaunessy Jones is a passionate advocate for youth in foster care, striving to build strong community connections to ensure youth get the support they need. In her role as Treehouse’s Director of Community Engagement, she leads a team that connects the community to the organizational mission through volunteering, donation drives, and fundraising and cultivation events. Six years ago she spearheaded the creation of the Treehouse Young Professionals Board, a group of 30 ambassadors who raise awareness and funds for youth in care. Shaunessy has worked in social services for 20 years and has been a part of Treehouse since 2006. 


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Interpreter services are available upon request during registration.