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Eric Lugo 
Latinos in Development 


Friday September 28, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT

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Loyola University Chicago - Corboy Law Center 
25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

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Breakin' It Down 9 - September 28, 2012

Breakin9 Flier Breakin' it Down is Back!

Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP),  Asian Pacific  Americans in Development (APAID), Blacks In Development (BID), Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy (CAAIP), and Latinos In Development (LID) have joined together to provide a unique fundraising training program featuring diverse speakers targeting audiences that serve diverse communities.

This year, Breakin9's featured presenters include:

  • Juan Calixto (Ideation First) - Proposal Writing
  • Mary Morten (The Morten Group) - Individual Giving
  • Barbara Talisman (Talisman Associates) - Social Media
  • Dalila Wilson-Scott (JPMorgan Chase) - Social Media 
  • Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management - Nonprofit Management

The Breakin9 Luncheon Panel: 


As the non-profit sector continues to manage its way through the economic recession and government cutbacks to services, many organizations are faced with the unfortunate reality of suspending critical services or shutting their doors altogether. We will try to answer the question whether the need of the hour is simply to respond better to the crisis in management and fundraising practices, or to create new ways of meeting our missions and community needs that incorporate stronger advocacy for state and private resources?
In the midst of the recent closing of Hull House and other organizations, this year the Breakin' it Down Luncheon will gather key leaders to discuss lessons learned from this scenario and ways to move forward.  Moderated by Valerie Lies of the Donors Forum, panel members will provide insights to help organizations manage their resources and time.

Panelists include:

Karina Ayala Bermejo, General Counsel, Metropolitan Family Services
Jonathan Brereton, Chief Executive Officer, Accion Chicago
Andrea T. Mills, Director, Fiscal Management Associates, LLC

Along with Foundation Speed Networking:  


Boeing, The Brinson Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Foundation for Women, the Field Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, the Grand Victoria Foundation, the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, McCormick Foundation, the Northern Trust, PepsiCo, Polk Bros Foundation, United Way of Metro Chicago, Urban Partnership Bank, and the Wieboldt Foundation



Welcome: 8:45am - 9am

Workshops: 9am - 11:45am

Luncheon: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Foundation Speed Networking: 2pm - 4pm