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Ann W. Lehman, partner at Zimmerman Lehman and planning and policy specialist, has worked in the public interest arena for more than 25 years. Ann received her B.A. from Rutgers University in New Jersey and her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law in Portland, OR. Immediately after law school, Ann supervised a storefront public interest law center in Portland geared to senior citizens. She was the executive director of the New York City chapter of a progressive bar association and a California support center for long-term care. Ann has taught workshops in such areas as board responsibilities and recruitment, strategic planning, leadership, advocacy, human rights, and prevention of sexual harassment. Ms. Lehman's clients include many social justice, youth, health, women and advocacy programs, such as University of California's Boalt Hall's Center for Social Justice, California Youth Connection, Stanford Law School, Habitat for Humanity, Step One School, Equal Justice Society, and Mental Health Advocacy Services. She is co-author of Zimmerman Lehman's books Boards That Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide For Your Board, The Effective Nonprofit Board: Responsibilities and Recruitment, and ZimNotes, an e-newsletter for nonprofits. She has facilitated numerous conferences and retreats nationwide. Ms. Lehman is co-chair of the Friends of the Cerrito Theater and her neighborhood association. She also works as a senior policy analyst for the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, where she has been responsible for implementing a human rights treaty, and has authored a survey and report on work-life options and a benchmark report on girls in San Francisco.

Robert M. Zimmerman, fundraising specialist and president of Zimmerman Lehman, has 30 plus years of experience in fundraising, board development, and executive search. He has been director of development for organizations on both coasts, including the Youth Law Center and the Westside Center for Independent Living, and was director of corporate philanthropy at Mills College in Oakland. Mr. Zimmerman has been President of Zimmerman Lehman since 1988. He is a well-known conference speaker on fundraising strategies, capital, and major donor campaigns. He has taught numerous workshops for a wide variety of nonprofit staffs, volunteers and boards of directors in the United States and internationally. He specializes in motivating boards and staff with his practical, down-to-earth, no-nonsense advice and sense of humor. A 1969 graduate of Antioch College, Mr. Zimmerman has an M.A. from the University of Michigan. He has consulted with numerous nonprofit organizations both large and small including social service, health, art and culture agencies. Mr. Zimmerman's clients include The Salvation Army, California Wilderness Coalition, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Disability Services, Inc., Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Children's Hospital of Oakland, American Lung Association, Marine Science Institute, World Congress on Philanthropy and many others. He has served on the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in San Francisco. He is the co-author of Jossey-Bass's Boards That Love Fundraising: A How- To Guide For Your Board and ZimNotes, an e-newsletter for nonprofits. For more information on Zimmerman Lehman or to subscribe to ZimNotes, a free e-newsletter for nonprofits, please see http://www.zimmerman-lehman.com for more information.



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