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  • “How to Avoid Burnout: Drawing Boundaries in Charitable Endeavors” – A Zoom Talk by Diane Lebson

    Through her work with countless female philanthropists, Diane Lebson discovered that there was no definitive guide volunteers and activists could turn to for guidance in navigating the day-to-day activities associated with doing good in the world — so she wrote one. Leveraging the skills and experiences she cultivated over nearly three decades as a nonprofit executive, board member, and consultant, For a Good Cause: A Practical Guide to Giving Joyfully (She Writes Press, 2021) offers practical tips on how to “do” philanthropy. In chapters divided up by specific activities such as serving on a board, advocating for a cause, starting your own philanthropic venture, becoming a fearless fundraiser, and more, Diane offers practical advice on how to professionalize your philanthropic engagement and make a greater impact. In this event and as we head towards the end of a dynamic year, Diane will offer her insights on how to avoid philanthropic burnout – and what to do once you realize that you are in it.

    Diane is CEO and co-founder of Evergreen Philanthropic Solutions, a Camden-based national philanthropic consultancy that empowers nonprofits, businesses, and individuals to do good. Previously, she led the national women’s giving programs for both United Way and the American Red Cross: both of those organizations have raised over $2B and mobilized over 70,000 change agents. Evergreen is proud to have worked with local organizations including AIO Food & Energy Assistance, Camden Public Library, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.

    For a link to the Zoom event, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on December 16 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.

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