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The “You” Portfolio: How to Invest in Yourself

September 25, 2019 @ 11:30 AM1:00 PM EDT

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn // The "You" Portfolio: How to Invest in Yourself

This event is part of the Johnson Center’s FREE Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series

In the nonprofit sector, it is common to hear conversations about the importance of cultivating diversified funding streams to build sustainable organizations. But how can we apply that same concept in our own personal and professional lives? How can we build more sustainable financial selves?

According to CNN Money, more than 44 million Americans have a side hustle. The days of depending on one source of income for your financial independence are rapidly waning. This Lunch and Learn session will inspire a new conversation about ‘diversification’ with a focus on leaning in to your talents and investing in yourself.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Why simply believing in yourself is not enough
  • Why “adult field trips” matter
  • The power of personal diversification
  • Monetizing the diversity of your skill set

Led by: Shannon Cohen
Cost: Free!

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to this event. Water, coffee, and tea will be provided.

***NOTE: This event is sold out and the waitlist is full!***

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Photo: Shannon Cohen

Shannon Cohen is the founder and principal of Shannon Cohen, Inc. Her work has taken her to serve the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy as well as systems and organizations across the Midwest. Shannon is also an adjunct faculty member for the College of Community and Public Service and the School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University. Shannon is a decorated difference-maker with a passion for seeing leaders thrive in every aspect of their lives. Learn more about Shannon.


September 25, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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