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Charity Matchmaking Symposium

Charity Matchmaking, LLC

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)

Charity Matchmaking Symposium

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Using cause marketing to grow business and help the community.

Creating strategic for-profit/non-profit collaborations.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

8:30 -11:30 a.m.

Stamford Innovation Center

175 Atlantic St – Stamford, CT


8:30 am             

Registration, Coffee & Treats, Resource Center & Networking

9:00 am             

Panel Presentations

Moderated by Lisa Wexler Award Winning Radio Host, Author, Lawyer

10:00 – 11:30 am

Speed “Dating”/Networking PLUS... Resource Center Open




You CAN do well, by doing good! Learn from successful innovators about...

  • the variety of benefits non-profits have to offer businesses (beyond meeting corporate social responsibility goals)
  • what kind of support is needed (other than cash)
  • how businesses can use their existing staff/resources/contacts to benefit their bottom line as well as help the community through charities

Listen to case histories of effective collaborations and learn how the results were achieved.

Collect quantifiable data and statistics to back up your desire to do good! 

Anthony DiLauro, MSW, Executive Director, Human Services Council, Norwalk, CT

Bridget FoxExecutive Vice President of Volunteerism, The Volunteer Center, Stamford
Julia WadeDirector of Volunteers at DOMUS and Elected Board Member of Stamford Board of Education
Tom Gabriel, Director of Development, Greenwich United Way

Ryan Odinak, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County/ FCBuzz


In this competitive market, with over 10,000 non-profits registered in CT, a logo on a poster or an ad is not enough to attract businesses to support your mission. Learn what businesses need and want from non-profits in order to support them. 

Hear case histories of savvy professionals who grow business while helping their communities and gain some creative ideas for how you can use their ideas to benefit your non-profit.

David MartinCo-Founder and COO of Solude Coffee, Westport
Liz OstaOwner, Nagi Jewelers, Stamford
Mia SchipaniVice President Business Development, RMS Companies and Hotel Zero Degrees, Stamford and Norwalk


Low/no cost support opportunities and general resource organizations to help facilitate fundraising.


Sit across the table from potential partners in a quick five to seven minute sharing opportunity. Assisted introductions will allow non-profits to share their cause with multiple businesses in one session. Businesses (identified by contact's first name only) will learn more about potential synchronistic organizations that may help grow revenue.

Mutual interest noted on Date Cards, “matches”, will lead to future “dates” to be arranged at an agreeable, convenient time between both parties. Your one hour "date" will be a free consultation with Fern Pessin, Charity Matchmaker, to create a program, event or campaign that will make your new partnership achieve all the goals you each bring. 


Pre-registration Required: www.cmsymposium.eventbrite.com

$35 per non-profit organization (1 Speed Dating Participant and Multiple Attendees Included)
No charge per corporate business
Resource Center Open to All - No pre-registration required


  • CT Association of Non-Profits
  • Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
  • Stamford Chamber of Commerce 
  • Fairfield County Business Journal
  • Stamford Innovation Center 
  • Tango - The Alliance for Non-Profit Growth & Opportunity
  • Westchester County Business Journal

Call Fern Pessin at 203.524.4735 if you'd like to be more involved, exhibit or have questions about attending. 

Visit http://www.CharityMatchmaking.com






Have questions about Charity Matchmaking Symposium? Contact Charity Matchmaking, LLC

When & Where

Stamford Innovation Center
175 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)

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Charity Matchmaking, LLC

Charity Matchmaking was founded by Fern Pessin in 2011. CM's mission is to help businesses make the most of the resources they have to help the community in a strategic way that results in business growth and vibrancy. With a focus on high touch and interactive marketing to highly targeted audiences, events and programs are designed in partnership with carefully selected non-profits. 

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Charity Matchmaking Symposium
Stamford, CT Events Business

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