In 1994, Liz established Liz Page Associates and combined her theatrical talent with a passion for the arts and human services. Under her leadership, LPA has built a reputation for producing special events for nonprofits and corporations that not only meet but exceed significant financial, marketing, and employee engagement goals. Liz and her team create signature experiences with unforgettable power and style to help organizations reach their next level of success and visibility.
Since joining Liz Page Associates in 2001, Amanda has specialized in turning big ideas into detailed road maps that take clients from their vision to reality. She guides event design and fundraising strategy by partnering with corporate and nonprofit clients. Amanda began her career in Development and External Affairs at the YWCA Boston, helping produce the annual Women’s Leadership Event, a showcase of top female leaders in Greater Boston.
Jessica Shai started her career in business management and has carried those skills through to her concentration on event production. Beginning with event management on Martha’s Vineyard, she transformed ideas into extraordinary results. Since joining Liz Page Associates she has been able to concentrate on her love of philanthropy and community engagement through a series of creative galas and gatherings.
Branding of event or campaign including creative design of event theme, overall concept and program content to uniquely express the mission, message or milestone of an organization or business.
Creating a comprehensive event fundraising strategy and income projection for nonprofit clients with specific dollar goals that fit within the annual development plan of an organization. Designing and writing sponsorship solicitation materials, expanding corporate and individual sponsor prospect lists, co-managing individual and corporate sponsorship solicitation follow-up and more.
Securing celebrity endorsements and participation, negotiating contracts, managing appearances and performance riders.
Writing printed materials, managing graphic design process, managing printing and online distribution of materials.
Content development and production including speaker selection, breakout sessions, entertainment, tours, volunteer training, venue and vendor management, guest registration and online services.
Developing a comprehensive production plan, managing the project timeline, building a detailed expense budget, registration and table assignments, volunteer enlistment and management, decor planning, site and vendor selection and contract negotiation. Management of production services including lighting, sound, and projection.
Identifying and staffing corporate executives, composing correspondence, speech writing, managing personal appearance and schedule, cultivating and staffing event leadership including honorary and benefit chairs and working committees.
Designing and producing the event program including script writing, speech coaching, stage management, rehearsal management and directing the program.
Joanne Y. Jaxtimer,
Former, Co-Head, Global Philanthropy, New England Regional Executive, BNY Mellon
“Your energy, creativity and insight gave us the boost we needed to re-establish a very high standard for our event experience. Liz Page Associates – you are tremendous at what you do and we deeply appreciate you.”
Former Vice President, National Network, Citizen Schools
“We needed just the right balance between planning a first-class event for 800 guests and remaining sensitive to the culture of our extended community. Liz Page and her team got it just right. They were professional, creative, and fun to work with—the perfect formula! Their exhaustive search for the right venue and their skillful negotiation on our behalf kept us within budget and resulted in an evening that was everything we hoped for.”
Jerry Katz and Bea Sanders,
The Park School
“Very thoughtful. Very well organized. The people who planned this knew what people with breast cancer needed!”
Family Member of Breast Cancer Survivor
“I thought today was even better than last year—and last year was spectacular.”
Cancer Survivor, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital
“You have thought of everything! This was an amazing day!”
Cancer Survivor, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital
“We have trusted event producers Liz Page Associates to bring meaning and fundraising success to our annual Changing Lives Gala since 2011. Every year they bring a fresh perspective and new ideas that express our unique mission. I highly recommend their vision and talented staff to any organization interested in producing an event with heart, soul and lasting impact.”
President & CEO, Bay Cove Human Services
“RiverWalk Resort at Loon was 10 years in the making, and quite literally a dream come true for me, personally, so the Grand Opening Party was extremely important to me. As important as the event was, I had to focus on completing the actual construction and open the resort to guests, so my attention was divided. Liz Page Associates was recommended and I am thrilled that we selected them. First of all, let me say, the actual event was a huge success. Our investors, owners, guests and employees were all thrilled and awed. (Mother Nature did help with fabulous weather…but somehow I am sure that Liz and her team managed that.) It accomplished all we hoped for and more. Secondly, they listened to me and honored my wishes and were extremely easy to work with. The technology they used made communication and teamwork easy for both teams and they respected our budget and worked within it. They added a level of professionalism and expertise that we simply could not have matched. I was proud of the resort, and proud of the event.”
Dennis M. Ducharme, RRP,
President, InnSeason & RiverWalk Resorts
“We went from an insider event to something with a significant ‘wow’ factor once LPA came aboard. Liz and her team are creative, thoughtful and efficient. Working Wonders is the premier fundraiser for Tufts Medical Center and LPA has helped us grow our fundraising success by 87% over the past three years. I can’t wait to see where they lead us in the future!”
Catherine Squires, CFRE,
Former Vice President for Development, Tufts Medical Center
Liz Page Associates is always looking for talented people to join our team. If you have event and project management experience and love to work with creative people who strive to get every detail just right, you’d thrive in our environment. We work with a mix of non-profit organizations, corporate clients and academic institutions and our work is highly interactive, demanding and rewarding. If you’re interested in becoming part of our talent pool, please reach out to Lauren McLaughlin at email@example.com.
Fall and spring semester-long part-time internship opportunities are offered by Liz Page Associates. Interns will gain fundamental knowledge of the event planning cycle and processes. Candidates must have completed at least two years of college. Interested candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Lauren McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The educational opportunities provided by this internship include:
♦ earning academic credit
♦ learning about the special events industry
♦ gaining contacts in the special events industry
♦ learning about fundraising campaigns and donor management
♦ learning about consulting services, primarily with the non-profit community
♦ experiencing team meetings with clients and consultants
♦ practicing project management skills
♦ working as part of a team to organize complex events with significant budgets
♦ working on-site at events during setup, execution and breakdown
♦ working with vendors
HEAR FROM PAST INTERNS
LPA provided me with a multitude of experiences, such as coordinating event details with vendors, sitting in on phone conversations about technology improvement, and attending meetings with graphic designers and rental vendors. I was also able to work multiple important and highly attended events; it was so fulfilling to see the projects I had assisted with come to life. I also enjoyed the fast paced environment, the problem solving and the overall friendly atmosphere that is Liz Page Associates. I highly recommend this opportunity to anyone interested in events!
I had the opportunity to work side by side with the professional and supportive team at LPA, where I was able to strengthen and adapt new skills, while learning about many aspects of the events industry. Liz Page Associates provided me with valuable knowledge, lessons, and experiences that I am going to retain and utilize throughout my career.
Interning for Liz Page Associates has been one of the most eye-opening and best college experiences. At LPA, you are fully immersed into the industry and are able to work alongside the team while creating industry contacts. I am very thankful and lucky to have had the opportunity to work alongside such hardworking and dedicated people.
My internship with Liz Page Associates was such a great opportunity. From this experience, I got to help run a fundraising gala, two conferences and a unique event with the Boston Bruins. I have been able to help plan events from start to finish and if you are looking for an event internship for next semester, I highly recommend applying for this one. The people at Liz Page Associates are the nicest women you will ever meet.