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  • Non-profit matches speakers with audiences – Arizona Republic

    September 5, 2017

    Arizona RepublicMaricopa County has a vast number of not-for-profit groups, clubs and organizations. In fact, you could say the county is awash with astonishing generosity and community spirit. According to the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, the state is home to more than 21,000 nonprofit organizations that employ more than 160,000 people and engage thousands of volunteers.

    Think about libraries, retirement communities, churches, women’s groups, men’s groups, Rotaries and chambers of commerce, to mention a few. All of them are doing good things for people, and many of them feature a guest speaker at their meetings. (more…)

  • Need a speaker? New service offers speakers free of charge – Scottsdale Independent

    August 14, 2017

    Scottsdale-IndependentA new resource for groups and organizations that need speakers is now available in Phoenix and its suburbs., a pro bono speakers bureau, has more than 20 local speakers with more than 25 different topics available.

    “All speakers present programs at no cost,” said Andy Richardson, director of “This is a community service project that is 100 percent free to groups that need speakers. There is no charge to any group. Ever. Not from the speaker and not from the bureau.” (more…)

  • Free Speakers Bureau Matches Speakers to Groups

    July 31, 2017

    Speaking Opportunities in IndyWhat started with a single telephone call 15 years ago has grown into something that Free Speech Speakers Bureau founder Ginny Richardson of Burr Ridge could never have imagined.

    Richardson, founder and president of Ginny Richardson Public Relations in Hinsdale, received a phone call one day from a local Rotary Club. The club wanted a speaker for an upcoming meeting, and turned to Richardson and her connections in the community for help.

    “I made a few phone calls,” she said, and found a local banker willing to take on the job, free of charge. (more…)