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Brown Bag Social: Give Them Something to Talk About

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:30 am - 12:30 pm  ET
In-person | Cleveland, OH

Grab your lunch and join this month's featured marketing gurus, Mitch Wasserman and Timothy McCue, for a casual discussion on getting the word out about your organization.

Spend your lunch hour with us in an ongoing series of peer discussions on building brand awareness. Each meetup is led by savvy practitioners who share tips and best practices. This session we are focusing on branding in your fundraising. Bring your questions and be prepared to share your experiences. A few snacks are on us, but if you need a sandwich, bring it!  

Group Leaders:

Mitch Wasserman, President, The Wasserman Consulting Group, Inc.

Mitchell Wasserman, president of The Wasserman Consulting Group, Inc., in Cleveland, Ohio, brings over 25 years of experience in fundraising, business development, strategic planning, marketing, communications, public relations and sales to his clients. In the non-profit sector, Wasserman has served as the chief fundraising executive and marketing officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Scholarship Programs, Inc., and Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland. His consulting engagements have included non-profit clients spanning a broad range of concentrations including: social service, mental health, homelessness, eldercare services, education, entrepreneurship, the environment, and the arts. Projects have encompassed: strategic and fund development planning; organizational positioning/case statements; capital campaign feasibility studies/major gifts campaigns; fundraising capabilities assessments; board retreats/training/education; grant writing; and, fund development staffing.

Mitch serves the community as a member of the advisory board of the Foundation Center Library and a leader of the Greater Cleveland Congregations Health Care Group. He is a member of the boards of trustees of the Jewish National Fund and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Wasserman received his BA in psychology from Northwestern University and his MBA in finance and health systems management from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. He lives in Beachwood, Ohio with his wife Ivy and his children Amanda and Liam.

Timothy McCue, Senior Program Officer, The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Timothy came to Ohio in 1997 to attend Hiram College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English with Creative Writing in 2001. Post Hiram found him working for several non-profits in the Youngstown/Warren area before moving to Cleveland where he worked for Saint Luke's Foundation from 2004-2006. Timothy then spent almost four years at the Cleveland Department of Public Health in the Health Promotion division organizing in-house programming such as Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound and managing contracts with outside agencies such as the Cleveland Metropolitan School District or American Lung Association that performed community interventions under the Steps to a Healthier Cleveland brand. During his time at CDPH, Timothy earned his Master's in Public Health. Timothy joined the William J. & Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation in 2009 where he manages a portfolio of approximately 120 grants totaling about $2 million in Cleveland and 14 other communities across the United States.

When he's not at the O'Neill Foundation, Timothy enjoys spending time with his two dogs Mercer and Oliver, going to the movies and the Broadway Series at Playhouse Square. Living on Cleveland's Bellaire-Puritas neighborhood, Timothy was recently featured by Bellaire-Puritas Development as a "Neighbor to Know." His community involvement includes the Downtown Cleveland Alliance City Advocate program and serving on the board of directors of Plexus the LGBT Chamber of Commerce. He is a recipient of the 2013 Cleveland 20/30 Club Movers and Shakers Award.

Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling (216) 861-1933 x325. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.

Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call (216) 861-1933 x325.


1422 Euclid Ave. Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH 44115

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