A new resource for groups and organizations that need speakers is now available in Milwaukee and its suburbs. It’s called FreeSpeakers.org – A Pro Bono Speakers Bureau. The new bureau has 20 local speakers with more than 35 different topics available.
“All speakers present programs at no cost,” said Andy Richardson, director of FreeSpeakers.org. “Our community service project is 100% free to groups that need speakers. There is no charge to any group. Ever. Not from the speaker and not from the bureau.”
FreeSpeakers.org is a boon for groups who need speakers for their programs but who have limited (or no) budgets. Groups include Chambers of Commerce, libraries, Rotary and Kiwanis groups, special interest clubs, church groups, retirement communities, church groups, women’s clubs, men’s clubs, etc.
“What’s in it for the speakers? Certainly not money,” Richardson said. “They are motivated by the opportunity to teach, hone speaking skills, make contacts, convey a message, give back to the community and frequently, all of the above.”
Since 1996 FreeSpeakers.org has been providing speakers to area groups in Chicago as a community service project of Ginny Richardson Public Relations. Over the course of the last 20 years more than 1,000 groups in the Chicagoland area have used the 200+ speakers in the bureau.
“We’re excited to bring our community service project to Milwaukee,” Richardson said. “It’s been so successful in Chicago, we had to bring our idea to other major cities. We’ve received amazing feedback from the more than 20 speakers already listed in Milwaukee.”
FreeSpeakers.org is a pro bono speaker’s bureau in the Chicagoland and Milwaukee areas. Since 1996, FreeSpeakers.org has been matching groups with free speakers for no charge. All speakers give free presentations. This means there is no charge, no honorarium, no mileage costs.