Non-profit matches speakers with audiences – Arizona Republic
Maricopa 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.
Many times, guest speakers take the stage (or at least stand up) and offer interesting, relevant topics that are of interest to the organization members. Booking speakers can become very costly, but most groups mentioned here do not have deep pockets for guest speakers.
FreeSpeakers.org to the rescue. Launched in Phoenix in July, 2017, this new nonprofit bureau features speakers who will come to your group and present a talk – for free. Really, for free.
September 2, 2017