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Please note that this course focuses specifically on the fundraising components of virtual events and not on how to produce a virtual event. Therefore, it is recommended that learners complete the Virtual Event & Meeting Management Certificate course along with this course for a comprehensive look at producing virtual events.
Event Leadership Institute has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of continuing education on all professional development certificate courses, which qualifies for CMP continuing education credit. Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.
New York-based event designer Lindsay Landman has produced innovative fundraising galas, weddings, and special events in New York and around the globe since 2001. Her company, Lindsay Landman Events, is a market leader in the unique integration of event planning, design, and production.
Landman is the planner of choice for the country’s most influential business and technology leaders who regularly seek her creative touch balanced with her strong focus on thoughtful and detailed execution. She thrives on designing complicated multi-day celebrations, building unique and challenging event environments, and debunking the complex puzzles of advanced event production. In addition, Landman and her team have helped nonprofits in every sector raise millions of dollars to support their missions with a special focus on developing event-specific fundraising strategies and creating thoughtful sponsorship opportunities for corporate and individual donors.
Lindsay is an experienced event industry educator and sought-after speaker who has addressed elite audiences at Engage!, BizBash Elevate, The Knot Pro, and others on event design, wedding planning, leadership, business development, and branding.
In 2020, Lindsay shared her expertise in virtual events with the New York Times, Fast Company, and Domino and VOGUE, Harper’sBAZAAR and BRIDES named Lindsay Landman Events on their lists of the best wedding planners in the world.View Lindsay's Profile
Instructor | Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management Department, California State University, Chico
Dr. Kelli McCrea has taught in the Department of Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management (RHPM) at CSU, Chico for 10 years and in higher education for 35 years. She specializes in event management, customer service management, and management of recreation, hospitality, and parks. In addition to teaching, she also serves as the Department Assessment Coordinator, Assistant Accreditation Coordinator, and Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Society (RHAPS) student club advisor. Kelli and her students put on the Department fundraiser – Saveur – in the spring and other events throughout the academic year. Kelli lives in Napa Valley, California and frequently does events for Blackbird Vineyards on the weekends. When not teaching or doing events she enjoys traveling, going to the theater, hiking, cooking, reading, and hanging out with her family and two fun-loving labradors.View Kelli's Profile
Minimum course passing grade: 75%
"“I learned so much from this course, and am proud to put having taken it on my resume. I would absolutely recommend it to others.”"
"“This is an amazing course, and you are doing a FABULOUS job with the training!!! Even though I’ve been meeting planning for over 20 years, I am learning so much detail!""
"“Thank you for this great course! I have been a program manager for Medical education programs for over 8 years and it has been helpful to think about events other than educational meetings!“"
"“When evaluating new candidates for full time or freelance staff, one of the first things we take into consideration is the person’s legitimate, industry-specific education. A certificate from E.L.I. tells us they are on the right track.”"
"“A credential from the Event Leadership Institute carries a lot of weight with us. Given the quality and depth of their content, we know they train people for the rigorous demands of our industry, and come to work ready to hit the ground running.”"
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