Women in Management Fox Valley (WIM) kicks off its new year of speakers on Thursday, September 11, 2014 with a presentation topic of “utilizing your skills and interests as volunteers” by Daryl Rubin, director of development, Food for Greater Elgin.
Daryl will discuss how leveraging business skills for volunteerism benefits the community and enriches personal and professional goals.
With more than 25 years in fundraising and development, she joined Food for Greater Elgin in 2013. She is an innovator and experienced leader in the non-profit sector, where she has raised over 5 million dollars and coordinated more than 100 events in the Chicagoland area. Prior to her current role, she spent 17 years as Director of Special Events at the Center for Enriched Living in Highland Park and 5 years at Rainbows for All Children.
A key to Rubin’s success is how she leverages the strengths of volunteers. From small high net worth donor dinners to annual benefit galas and golf outings, her teams' events have consistently exceeded fundraising goals in part from managing volunteers in all aspects of the events. She has involved teams of volunteers that have included interns, corporate CEOs, and entrepreneurial women. Her approach to developing volunteers is simple: understand each volunteer's abilities and experiences and allow them to impart who and what they know.