Nonprofit leadership series has begun at Lawrence Tech

Lawrence Technological University’s Center for Nonprofit Management, in cooperation with Plante Moran, announced the start of this year’s “Executive to Executive” speaker series for leaders in the nonprofit sector.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, Nina Holden, vice president for institutional advancement at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, spoke on “Fundraising 101 to $101 million: proven approaches to successful development” at Lawrence Tech’s Southfield campus.
The Center for Nonprofit Management is part of LTU’s College of Management.
Executive to Executive is a series of presentations featuring prominent leaders who are making a difference in the social sector. Other partners in sponsoring the series include the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, the Michigan Nonprofit Association, Blender Consulting Group, and the McGregor Fund.
Other presentations in the series are:

  • “Crisis communications: How to prevent and recover from bad news about your organization,” presented by Matt Friedman, co-founder, Tanner Friedman, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
  • “Be the best board member you can be,” presented by Tom Wilson, president and CEO, Olympia Entertainment, Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  • “The community engagement imperative,” presented by Beth Chappell, president and CEO, Detroit Economic Club, Tuesday, April 11, 2017

All sessions in the series are held in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium, Room S100, in Lawrence Tech’s Science Building. For directions and location, visit Lawrence Tech’s campus is at 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. Admission is $30 per session per person. Online registration is available at

Lawrence Technological University,, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 100 universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.