The Young Professionals of the Naperville Chamber (YPN) invite all Members to their next Professional Development Series Friday, May 11, featuring prominent not-for-profit leaders. The informative panel discussion will focus on the similarities and differences between for-profit and not-for-profit sales and how to overcome the struggles non-for-profit sales presents.
Sales can be difficult enough as it is without the added challenge of a not-for-profit organization. By modifying tactics, understanding the differences between for-profit and not-for-profit sales, and utilizing unique skills, young professionals will be able to continue the organizations they are passionate for, and help them grow as well.
The panel discussion takes place from 7:30 – 9 a.m. in the Chamber’s Conference Room A, Suite 375 in the Main Street Promenade in downtown Naperville. The event is open to YPN Members and nonmembers.
Joining the panel will be John Buckley, director of institutional advancement for Naper Settlement, Tom Beertsen, executive vice president of association development for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Barbara Knuckles, managing director of development and corporate relations for North Central College, and Angela Bender, marketing and communications associate for Naperville CARES.
For more information, please contact staff liaison Brianna Belgio at email@example.com or 630-544-3377.
About the Panelists:
John Buckley has been with Naperville Settlement since 2004. His role includes development/implementation of fundraising programs, leadership/strategic development, community relations, managing volunteer events and special projects, and oversight of a marketing team. He is a past board member of the Rotary Club of Naperville; past Community Review Board Member of Cook County Department of Public Health, Association of Nutrition Service Agencies; Co-founder and Chair of Suburban HIV Prevention and Care Coalition, and many other past leadership roles. His was named 1 of “10” People to Know in Non Profit” Business Ledger, September 2007; Who’s Who in Business, Glancer Magazine, August 2007; Unsung Hero Award, Uptown Community Youth Programs, December 2001.
Tom Beernsten’s involvement in the YMCA is extensive, serving in a variety of volunteer and director positions over the years. From 2001-03, he served as chairman of the board of the YMCA of the USA, and was the primary volunteer ambassador worldwide for the YMCA in America. He also served as a professional YMCA director in Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. When he wasn’t working with the YMCA, he owned and operated his family’s business that has been open for 80 years. He is a member of the Rotary Club in Naperville and the District 203 Business Partnership Committee. He attended George Williams College in Downers Grove and received his degree in applied behavioral sciences in 1971.
Barbara joined North Central College in 1992 as Director of Corporate Relations, where she has been an integral part of the Institutional Advancement team, which successfully completed a $50 million capital campaign in 2002 and a $30 million capital campaign for the Fine Arts in 2008. Prior to joining North Central College, she worked for 3 multinational firms and two family businesses. She has served on several boards including the Naperville boards of the United Way, Edward Hospital and the Chamber of Commerce. Barbara received her bachelor of arts in English literature and her master’s with high honors in advertising. She also completed executive management certificate programs at the Harvard Business School and the University of Chicago.
Angela Bender joins Naperville CARES as the organization’s Marketing and Communications Associate, responsible for branding the organization and building community awareness and support for its mission. This includes executing social media, managing and producing marketing materials and extensive work with the business community to develop events and oversee volunteer committees. She has over 20 years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing and writing with employment and clients including Sun-Times Media, First Alert and Checker Motors. She received her degree in communications from Purdue University.