30 for 30 Annual Fund Appeal

30 for 30 Annual Fund Appeal

At Lassiter, we develop appeals that raise revenue because we take the time to understand our client’s impact, then we craft a compelling call to action that motivates donors to invest. In partnership with the Learning Academy, Lassiter developed and executed the 30 for 30 annual fund appeal. The campaign included a direct mail letter,… Read more »


Summer Training

Summer Training

For more than 10 years, Lassiter’s CEO, Valeria Lassiter, has been the lead fundraising and resource development instructor for Georgetown University’s Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program. Valeria recently conducted the bi-annual Resource and Fund Development workshop for the Summer 2017 certificate candidates. Click here to view Valeria’s Georgetown faculty profile.  


National Capital Gift Planning Council Training

National Capital Gift Planning Council Training

It’s exciting to share our expertise and help nonprofit organizations develop new fund development capabilities. Valeria recently conducted a training on planned giving for the National Capital Gift Planning Council’s (NCGPC) Planned Giving Days 2017 Conference. Click here to view the full conference program book. This workshop covered the fundamentals of securing planned gifts and… Read more »


More than Just a Robot

More than Just a Robot

Lassiter & Associates recently became a gold level sponsor of Team 449: The Blair Robot Project, an award-winning high school robotics team dedicated to designing, building, competing, and conducting outreach with a robot. Each year since 2000, Team 449 members have built a new robot to compete in FIRST competitions. In addition to the competitions,… Read more »


Lassiter Trains Nonprofit Executives in South America, 2015

Lassiter Trains Nonprofit Executives in South America, 2015

As an instructor with the Georgetown University Executive Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, Lassiter & Associates CEO Valeria Lassiter has trained hundreds of nonprofit executives in fundraising and development since 2004. This work includes board and staff development and coaching training on an international scale. Most recently, this has involved traveling to Medellin with the Georgetown Center for Public… Read more »


National Visionary Leadership Program

National Visionary Leadership Program

The National Visionary Leadership Program’s Legacy of Change event at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland brought together wisdom from elder generations and perspective from younger ones. From left: Camille O. Cosby, philanthropist, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor, and Bonnie St. John, paralympian.


Diversity in Philanthropy

Diversity in Philanthropy

It’s a topic that affects the future of all nonprofits: Diversity in Philanthropy. Lassiter & Associates designed a dynamic panel on the subject, hosted by the Bank of America and INROADS. It was held August, 2013, in Washington, DC, at The Power of a Dream event as part of the 50-year celebration of the Rev…. Read more »