Allyson Zedler Zak
Allyson is a consultant for non-profits and
corporations. Her practice centers on
board development, strategic planning
and community relations. In addition to
providing customized training and meeting
facilitation, she also teaches board development,
strategic planning and volunteer
leadership at Harper College's Nonprofit
Certificate program. Her clients range
from large corporations and nonprofits to
Previously, she worked for the Ameritech
Foundation in Chicago, managing Ameritech's
relationship with United Ways across
the country as well as other strategic partnerships.
From 1991 – 1995, Zak served
as the Director of the Illinois Commission
on Community Service, starting the
State of Illinois' first AmeriCorps program,
partnering with the Illinois State Board of
Education on the Serve Illinois program,
and promoting volunteerism in all sectors.
Zak volunteers for a variety of non-profit
organizations. Currently, she has serves
as chairman of the board of Community
Memorial Foundation, a private foundation
dedicated to health and wellness in
the Western Suburbs. She serves as a
trustee of the Western Springs (IL) Historical
Society. She previously has served
on the boards of Chicago Cares, Robert
Crown Health Education Center, and the
Girl Scouts of Chicago.
She lives in Western Springs, Illinois, with
her husband and two children – Brian,
10, and Sarah, 4.
|Professional Development Workshops
Don’t miss the world’s premiere conference for nonprofit, government, corporate, education and faith-based organizations. The National Conference on Volunteering and Service offers a dynamic, meaningful learning experience through more than 100 focused workshops, large group plenaries and networking opportunities..
This year’s Conference will be held in Chicago, June 18 – 20, 2012
Join presenters US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Pulitzer-Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson, army combat veteran and author Wes Moore and other experts from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors, in hands-on sessions to explore topics relevant to volunteerism and service.
How to Incorporate Professional Volunteers Into Your Organization
Learn how to identify the right job, attract the right person and get more accomplished. Volunteers with specific skills that can support your agency's work are out there and interested in putting their skills to work for good causes. But, they have slightly different expectations and work styles than volunteers that work in your programs. Learn how to supervise them successfully so you get the services your agency needs.
($50 per person)
Using Your Volunteer Program for 'Friend-raising'
All good fundraising programs start with community networking and engaging volunteers. Learn how to create an environment where your program volunteers want to support your agency's work by being great ambassadors and supporting fundraising activities. And, learn ways to create programs and communications that strengthen your volunteers' ties to the organization.
($50 per person)
Interested in attending?
Workshops will take place at:
The LakeCountyCares. Office
400 E. Illinois Rd, Lake Forest IL, 60044
from 11:00am - 12:30pm
Checks may be made payable to Lake County Cares and mailed to the address above.
Brown bag lunches welcome!
Short on time?
Unavailable during our two workshops?
Lake County Cares is offering a new opportunity to get your questions answered when it works best for you.
Allyson Zak is available to talk to you via phone or email to address your specific challenges one-on-one from the comfort of your work-space.
- Are you having a hard time recruiting a certain type of volunteer?
- Having a hard time keeping volunteers?
- How can you improve communication with program staff who are supervising volunteers?
- How can you use social media to find, keep, and recognize your volunteers?
- Anything else on your mind?
There are currently no workshops posted. Please check back soon!