Creative Problem Solving
What do you do when you have a huge statue and no money to build the base? Well, if it is the 1800s and you are school children in New York City, you go out and collect pennies all over the city. Those children were responsible for helping build the base to the Statue of Liberty. They changed the world just by collecting pennies.
Sometimes the standard way of doing things doesn’t work, and you have to find creative new ways to solve the problem. How do you do that and what happens when you do?
Speaker: Laura Levinsky
Laura Levinsky is a nonprofit executive and consultant with over 20 years of experience in both paid and volunteer positions. As a staff member/consultant she has worked with numerous organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, the T.R.E.A.C.H. Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Jay Nolan Community Services, P.A.L.S and Well-Suited.
She began volunteering around the age of 5 or 6 and continued helping out in her community throughout her school and college years. After a career in the entertainment industry she made the transition to working fulltime in the nonprofit field. She continues to give back to her community through her volunteer work, with the belief that she cannot ask or expect people to do things she would not be willing to do herself.
Laura Levinsky holds a B.A. degree from California State University, Northridge and a Certificate in Fundraising/Nonprofit Management from the University of California Los Angeles.
Category: GIVE 2012 Workshop