The Power of Personal Responsibility

for Nonprofit Professionals: An Introduction
Wednesday, September 25
12:45pm- 1:30 pm CST

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Idea Café: a Taste of Wright Graduate University is a lunchtime webinar series where we explore ideas that open minds and change lives.

Nonprofit professionals are often challenged to take on problems that seem far greater than ourselves. We experience high rates of burnout and staff turnover, and the demands on our organizations continue to grow. How can we more effectively serve our organizations and fulfill our missions in the world when it feels like we take the weight of the world on our shoulders?

This lunchtime talk offers a different perspective. We will explore some of the myths and realities of nonprofit work and examine patterns that keep us from taking full responsibility for our self-care, our development, and our positive impact as nonprofit professionals. You will be introduced to tools for self-reflection and self-care that can help you to make more effective choices around your self-care and your professional contributions.

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Wednesday, September 25
Registration/Networking: 12:30- 12:45 PM CST

12:45-1:30 PM CST


Attend via Webinar or in person at the Wright Foundation

445 E. Ohio St.
Suite 360
Chicago, IL



Idea Café: a Taste of Wright Graduate University is a lunchtime webinar series where we explore ideas that open minds and change lives.

At WGU, we take transformational ideas and apply them in our lives. Once a month, WGU professors, students, and alumni will share a 20-minute talk on a transformational idea… applied. We’ll cover big ideas from the areas of the WGU curriculum such as developmental theories, Adlerian psychology, humanistic psychology, human potential methodologies, existential philosophy, educational theory and methods, neuroscience, and other related research.

For more information about this series or to learn more about WGU and ideas that change lives, write to us at

About the Speaker

Dr. Rachael Marusarz is a fundraising executive with 15 years of experience working in Chicago’s non-profit sector. She received her Ed.D. in Transformational Leadership & Coaching at Wright Graduate University, where she explored how to support nonprofit professionals to be more personally engaged, fulfilled, and effective at all levels of leadership. Rachael is Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at Sinai Health System, Immediate Past Board Co-Chair for Chicago Women in Philanthropy and a coach/group facilitator at the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential. She earned her MBA from the Graham School of Management.

Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential

At the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential, each of us has a zeal for life—and we all have something important in common: We want to help YOU create a life story worth telling.

We synergize the latest scientific research with well-established philosophies and psychologies to provide a practical approach to broadening and brightening each individual’s outlook.

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