Join us on July 20, 2021 at 12:00pm (noon) for our upcoming Lunch & Learn (Hybrid) – Fundraising or Sponsorship?

You’re planning an event and the big question is, “How are you going to fund it?” Do you seek sponsorships or are you going to fundraise and which is right for your organization. We’ll discuss the differences and how to determine what is the best solution for your organization.

Bring your lunch (or tune in virtually) during your lunch hour and bring any questions for BJ Homayouni.



Collaborate Connections Conference Room at Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, 2360 Dakota Drive, Grafton WI 53024


Virtually – A zoom link will be provided after registration.




Speaker Bio : BJ. Homayouni is a Professor at Concordia University, Wisconsin and the Executive Director of Festivals of Cedarburg, Inc., a nonprofit corporation located in downtown Cedarburg. Over that last 20 years, BJ. has driven the growth of Festivals from a $30,000 annual budget to a more than $500,000 tourism organization that holds several of the largest two-day events in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. These events attract approximately 200,000 attendees annually. Under her direction, Festivals was named “Business of the Year” in 2018 and she was awarded the “Ladies Who Lead” award in February 2019 by the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce. She has a master’s in public communication from American University in Washington, D.C. and has been teaching undergraduate and master studies in Hospitality and Sports Event Management at Concordia since 2014. In 2020, during the peak of the COVID pandemic, her and her family opened a craft cocktail bar and restaurant in downtown Cedarburg and will be expanding in a few months. She has been married for 33 years to Payman, and has two grown children, Christopher and Madissen