MIE Sponsoring Conferences for Directors and Fundraisers

The Management Information Exchange is sponsoring two conferences for legal aid professionals in Chicago in late July. The first, MIE’s National Directors Conference, will be held on July 21 and 22 and will focus on how legal aid programs can maximize their impact during difficult economic times. Workshop topics will include: creative ideas for reducing costs and increasing revenue, communicating honestly and optimistically with staff, Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, and an employment law perspective on layoffs, furloughs, early retirement and COBRA.

The second conference, MIE’s 2009 National Fundraising Conference, will be held on July 23 and 24 and will focus on best practices for effective communication and resource development. Participants will be able to sign up for a personal 30-minute consultation with a fundraising expert in the legal aid community. Workshop topics will include capitalizing on web-based communications and fundraising, cultivating major donors who have been affected by the recession, taking advantage of new federal funding opportunities, and developing the "dynamic duo" of executive director and development director.

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From LSC Updates, June 18, 2009

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