Workshops for 2014

Save the Dates and Sharpen your Skills with me:

The Case for Planned Giving

January 22, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Volunteer Alexandria, 123 N. Alfred St.  Alexandria. RSVP to

Boot Camp for Changing the World: How to Start, Manage and Grow a Nonprofit Organization, at Small Business Development Center of Alexandria (

January 30, February 25, March 27th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.


Here are the details on these workshops:


The Case for Planned Giving

Donations are not just for the end of the year.    Learn about the benefits of starting a planned giving program for your organization, and/or the pros of donating through a bequest, please join Donna Manges Business and Family Retirement and Insurance Consultant AIG Insurance and Retirement, American General Life Company and AIG Benefit Solutions, and me, Jennifer Ayers, at one of three talks on The Case for Planned Giving.   You will leave with a better understanding of how nonprofits can benefit from a planned giving program, how to integrate it into a development plan, how to make a legacy gift to a cause.   The first workshop will take place January 22 from 8:30- 10:00 at Volunteer Alexandria Conference Room, 123 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA.  If you can’t make it in January, please stay tuned, we’ll be hosting two more workshops before tax day, contact me at for more information or to RSVP.


Alexandria Small Business Development Center is hosting a Nonprofit workshop facilitated by JL Ayers Consulting, LLCBoot Camp for Changing the World: How to Start, Manage and Grow a Nonprofit Organization,

To register contact SBDC Alexandria (

Expert speakers for this series are: 

  • Larry Checco, President of Checco Communications and a nationally sought-after speaker on branding and leadership
  • Tom Hay, Ph.D., A2B Research and Development, LLC
    Page W. Moon, CIO of Focus Data Solutions
  • Catherine M. Pennington, CPA, Senior Manager Renner & Company, CPA
  • Ben Takis, Founder and Principal Attorney at Tax-Exempt Solutions, PLLC
  • Robert J. Weil, PLLC- Law Offices of Robert J. Weil 

 This workshop series will help you better understand the basics you need to help others and change the world.    All types of nonprofits (foundations, associations, professional societies, fraternal organizations, educational institutions, charities, advocacy, and civic organizations) are welcome.   Attendees will hear from experts on legal, accounting, governance, risk management, fundraising, branding, and the operational policies that are needed to manage a nonprofit to ensure the focus remains on the mission.   All sessions are meant to be interactive.  

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