Development Staff: Pam Oselka, Major Gifts Officer; Amy Barker, Associate
Volume 2, Issue 1 - March 2008
2007 Year End Appeal Revenue Exceeds 2006
The 2007 Year End Appeal was very successful, raising a net amount of $148,904 - an increase of nearly $45,000 over the 2006 Year End Appeal. LLLI is in awe of the generosity of all who made a donation. Watch for an exciting and unique approach to the 2008 Mother's Day Appeal, "Seeing is Believing," which will arrive in your mailbox and/or email Inbox in April.
LLLI Board of Directors Elects Members & Takes Action
At the March 2008 Board Meeting in Schaumburg, IL USA, the Board
elected members from the LLLI geographic zones as well as Members at
Large. The following is the current LLLI Board of Directors:
Chairman: Jane Tuttle, KS USA
1st Vice Chairman: Rosemary Gordon, New Zealand
2nd Vice Chairman: Ellen Shein, Israel
Treasurer: Cathy Liles, TX USA
Secretary: Shera Lyn Parpia, Italy
Member at Large to Executive Committee: Shirley Phillips, Canada
Founder: Mary Ann Cahill
Founder: Edwina Froehlich
Founder: Viola Lennon
Founder: Marian Tompson
Founder: Mary White
Eastern USA: Cindy Garrison, PA USA
Eastern USA: Hugh Switzer, GA USA
Western USA: Diana Lewis, TX USA
Latin America: Lavinia Belli, Norway
Europe: Claude Didierjean-Jouveau, France
Member at Large: Ed Savage, PA USA
Member at Large: Val Mayer, IL USA
Member at Large: Joel Getzendanner, WA USA
Board Meeting Actions
There was a first reading of a change
to the Bylaws, which now states that a majority of LLLI Board Members
must be LLL Leaders. (Two-thirds was previously required.) This change
will enable the Board to have more flexibility when recruiting Board
members with specific desired skill sets. Other actions taken are as
The 2008-2009 Budget was approved;
The 2006-2007 fiscal year audit was accepted;
The LLLI Strategic Plan was updated. A policy and associated appendix were added pertaining to Area Network Obligations and Privileges. The Executive Director has been authorized to work with Leaders worldwide to form Area Networks. This will include an entity in the United States
Major Donor Statistics - Fiscal Year 2007-8 To Date
Leadership Circle (cumulative gift of $5,000+ since November 1, 2004): 37 total and 12 new;
Founders' Circle (cumulative gift of $1,000 during any of the last four fiscal years): 167 total and 16 new.
LLLI Web site - Donation Pages Revised
All of the donation pages on the LLLI Web site have been updated and will continue to be revised on a regular basis. A section on Donors' Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) has just been added.
New Donation Cards & eCards
New donation notification cards - which are sent to the individual(s) a donor makes a gift in honor or in memory of - have also been updated and have a cleaner, more contemporary look that fits in with the Web site as well as much of the material that leaves the LLLI office
There are also new eCards up on the Web site, so check them out!
LLLID (Lid) Beneficial to Donors
When you claim your LLLID, you can sign in on the LLLI Web site, view your transaction and donation history, pay Leader Dues, update your contact information, and make a donation without having to enter your contact information. All you need is an email address in our records to claim your "lid." See how in our Donor FAQ Section (see question 10).
Annual Report Available Soon
The 2006-2007 Annual Report will soon be available. Please contact the Development Department if you would like to receive a copy of this report by mail.
Development Staff Attends Donor Seminar
"Cygnus reminds us of what we all grew up knowing. Be grateful for what people do - and show it in meaningful ways. It's so simple!" This quote summarizes the "Donor-Centered Fundraising" seminar that the Funding Department staff recently attended. Penelope Burk, president of Cygnus Applied Research, Inc., presented a methodology that challenges accepted fundraising practices and raises much more money for any not-for-profit organization. Her donor research, humor, and passion for the philanthropic spirit have inspired Pam and Amy to incorporate many new (and some familiar) best practices into their Development work for LLLI.
LLL in Maceió Brasil - Peer Counselor Training
Pajuçara, LLLI Leader in Maceió, Brasil, was recently invited by a local pediatrician to take part in a project to train low-income mothers as peer counselors. She produced Portuguese materials for the trainees, conducted the course, and after the project and funding ended, she continues to support the women who were trained. Six thousand accredited volunteer Leaders worldwide, like Pajuçara, are involved in many different types of mother-to-mother support in their communities, improving the lives of babies and their families.
Thirty-seven new leaves were added to the Giving Tree for those with a cumulative giving level of $3,000 between 2003-06.
Thanks for all the good work you are making possible!
~ The Development Department
Contact the Development Department at (847) 519-7730, ext. 240, or firstname.lastname@example.org.