Red Hen Press

Lisa Greer
Kate Gale

Red Hen Press will host author, philanthropist and entrepreneur Lisa Greer for a book celebration at its Pasadena headquarters on Wednesday evening, July 27. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will be held at 1540 Lincoln Ave. in Pasadena.

The evening will celebrate Greer’s bestselling book, “Philanthropy Revolution: How to Inspire Donors, Build Relationships, and Make a Difference”(HarperCollins), a unique book on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector written from a donor perspective. 

“Red Hen is pleased to welcome Lisa Greer to Pasadena,” Red Hen Press co-founder and Managing Editor Kate Gale said. “The world of philanthropy is changing rapidly, and Lisa’s expertise will help your organization get ahead of it.”

Greer, a former studio executive at NBC and Universal Studios, said that she is “so pleased to be partnering with Red Hen Press and joining my friend Kate in a conversation on the state of modern nonprofits. The nonprofit world faces a fundraising crisis and I’m on a mission to help nonprofits become sustainable with engaged donors.”

Greer will begin the festivities with a reading from “Philanthropy Revolution” and then be joined by Kate Gale for a brief conversation and question-and-answer session. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will follow.

In “Philanthropy Revolution,” Greer cracks open the arcane and outdated methods often used in the charitable sector, giving insight into her personal journey as an “overnight” major donor, along with the experiences of other donors, academics and leaders in the field.

“Using Lisa’s cutting-edge methodology of building authentic, trusting relationships between donors and fundraisers, ‘Philanthropy Revolution’ is the handbook all fundraisers, nonprofits and donors should be using to influence, sustain and grow their organizations long-term,” according to an event spokesperson.

“Philanthropy Revolution” has been praised by newly named White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who said that the book is “the perfect combination of heart and truth. Lisa reminds us of a powerful lesson: to never forget the importance of authenticity, transparency and trust.”

Greer has served as commissioner of the California State Commission on the Status of Women, a board member of the New Israel Fund and an executive committee member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors. She has also served as commissioner and chair of the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission, trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles and a board member of many organizations, including the District Attorney’s Crime Prevention Foundation, Make-a-Wish of Greater Los Angeles, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and others.

Earlier in her career, she founded and led several companies, including a management consulting and strategic advisory firm specializing in digital media and entertainment businesses. A native of Los Angeles, Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Red Hen Press is a Pasadena-based nonprofit publisher and literary arts nonprofit. The mission of Red Hen Press is to publish works of literary excellence, to foster diversity, and to promote literacy in local schools and communities. It seeks a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in literature.
In 1994, co-founders Mark Cull and Kate Gale sold nearly all they owned to begin publishing works that were being overlooked by mainstream publishers. Since then, Red Hen Press has gradually expanded to encompass more than book publishing, with five additional programs that benefit the greater literary community: a calendar of free and low-cost literary events; a series of annual book publication awards to support debut writers and underrepresented voices; the Los Angeles Review, a literary journal that supports both new and established writers who may not yet have a complete manuscript; Writing in the Schools (WITS), an outreach program that provides free poetry-writing workshops in local schools with predominantly low-income students; and a robust multi-department internship program that introduces college students and beyond to the publishing business and helps to develop individual careers through hands-on experiences.

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