Eliese Lissner's Non-Profit Marketing & Event Planning

From donor lists to speech writing, from setup to breakdown, Eliese Lissner has worked with non-profit organizations to host events raising more than $6 million combined. 

EMERGENCY USA

2018 - present

  • Help target new donors within the US through events, engagement and fundraising

  • Partner with marketing & communications department on outreach strategy and social media

ADL | Never is Now Summit

August 2016 - 2019

Funds raised: $1.8 million

 

  • Draft and edit event collateral, solicitation letters and correspondence

  • Produce and maintain master donor lists and financial tracking

  • Manage setup and breakdown of event

  • Write speeches for hosts, honorees and special guests

  • Create run of show

  • Manage event staff for check-in and setup

  • Partner with marketing department on event promotion, production, eblasts content creation, invitations, outreach strategy, and web design

National Academy Foundation (NAF)

May 2016

Funds raised: $1.8 million

 

Guests: Joe Tucci of EMC

 

Location: Mandarin Oriental

 

  • Drafted and edited event collateral, solicitation letters and correspondence

  • Produced and maintained master donor lists and financial tracking

  • Managed setup and breakdown of event

  • Wrote speeches for hosts, honorees and special guests

  • Created run of show

  • Managed event staff for check-in and setup

  • Wrote and sent tax letters post-event

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City

April 2016

Funds raised: $2.4 million

 

Guests: Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, and Cam Newton

 

Location: Waldorf Astoria

 

  • Drafted and edited event collateral, solicitation letters and correspondence

  • Produced and maintained master donor lists and financial tracking

  • Setup and breakdown of event

  • Wrote speeches for hosts, honorees and special guests

  • Created run of show

  • Managed table seating with Board of Directors

  • Managed and assigned event staff

  • Wrote and sent tax letters post-event

Boğaziçi University

April 2016

Funds raised: $230,000

 

Location: New York Public Library

 

  • Drafted and edited event collateral, solicitation letters and correspondence

  • Produced and maintained master donor lists and financial tracking

  • Setup and breakdown of event

  • Wrote speeches for hosts, honorees and special guests

  • Created run of show

  • Managed table seating with Board of Directors

  • Managed and assigned event staff

  • Wrote and sent tax letters post-event

Justin Tuck's Celebrity Billiards Tournament

May 2013

Client: Octagon Marketing

Guest: Justin Tuck

 

Location: Slate NYC

 

  • Early Access/VIP Admission Red Carpet & Media Billiards Tournament General Admission Opens Grand Prize Presentation Last Call

  • Setup and breakdown of event


  • Communicated with outside catering, audio-visual and entertainment vendors

  • CRM management


  • Assisted in promotional planning and logistics


  • Trained and managed event volunteers and game referees

The 100 Hole Golf Marathon

2012-2013

Funds Raised: $130,000

 

Location: Edgewood Country Club

 

  • Create proposals, contracts & fundraising letters

  • Organize event logistics

  • Recruit event sponsors to ensure players are well equipped, energized and ready to play