Join Jodie Vinson from What Cheer Writers Club and Erica Busillo Adams from Providence Public Library for a conversation all about virtual fundraising! Both Jodie and Erica will share about their own experiences planning and executing virtual fundraisers and offer takeaways learned through those processes. We’ll have lots of time for sharing, discussion, and questions from the audience, too!
Jodie Vinson serves the Rhode Island literary arts community as program manager at What Cheer Writers Club, a nonprofit supporting writers, illustrators and podcasters across the state. She holds an MFA in nonfiction creative writing from Emerson College and has worked in the book publishing and travel industries in Minneapolis, Boston and Seattle. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.whatcheerclub.org for more info.
Erica Busillo Adams is a passionate change maker and non-profit leader who has built her career working for incredible organizations like The Philadelphia Orchestra, Save The Bay, The Autism Project, and Providence Public Library (PPL), where she is currently the Director of External Relations. Erica sits on the Boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-RI and FountainHead RI, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Providence. Erica was selected as a 2020 “40 Under Forty” honoree and as the 2017 “Woman to Watch” in Social Services by Providence Business News and also as an “Emerging Nonprofit Leader” by the Rhode Island Foundation in 2014. Erica studied Communications, Dance, and Comparative Religion at Northwestern University and received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Tufts University in 2018. She lives in Providence with her husband, two amazing kids, a sweet and energetic black lab named Gomez, and an only occasionally aloof tabby cat named Rosemary. Contact Erica at email@example.com and learn more about PPL at www.provlib.org.