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Brown Bag Lunch: Improving Community Organizations with Visions of Big Impact

Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  ET
In-person | Cleveland, OH

Learn how to improve your board and your organization from a pair of local experts.

Community activist twin sisters, Jan and Joy Roller, will discuss how to create and work with an effective nonprofit board.  They will also relate their experience in raising capital and operating funds for several organizations that are making an impact in Northeast Ohio, including the Gordon Square Arts District, Global Cleveland and City Year Cleveland.

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind (two-of-a-kind?) presentation!

About the presenters:

Jan Roller

Jan Roller is a partner in the law firm Giffen & Kaminski, LLC.  Prior to joining Giffen & Kaminski, she successfully defended cases involving catastrophic injury and allegations of wrongful death, defamation, and employer intentional torts at the law firm of Davis & Young.  She started her career as an Assistant District Attorney of Suffolk and Plymouth Counties in Massachusetts from 1979-82.  Jan is a frequent author and presenter on topics ranging from
"Common Mistakes Made by Plaintiff’s Attorneys" and "The Woman Lawyer in the Courtroom."  She is very active in civic and community service, currently serving as appointed Cleveland – Cuyahoga County Port Authority Board Member;  City Year Cleveland: Co-Chair, Advisory Board; Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, Board Member; and Near West Theatre Trustee.  Roller holds a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University. 


Joy Roller founded Archer Consulting to provide communities and non-profit organizations services in project management, strategic fundraising, community engagement, communications & marketing for social justice and economic development projects.  From 2013 -2015, Joy was President of Global Cleveland, a civic/corporate initiative designed to increase the population of Greater Cleveland.  She also led the $30 million capital campaign for the Gordon Square Arts District as its Executive Director from 2005 - 2013.  The arts-based economic development initiative transformed Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood into an arts and entertainment destination. In addition to her economic development experience, Joy worked as a television producer, public affairs consultant and political campaign manager in Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New York City.  She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland State University's John Marshall College of Law, a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics from Denison University.

Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling 216-861-1933. 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.


1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH 44115

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