Webinar: Getting Your Board on Board – Techniques for Using Vision to Engage Your Board in Fundraising

Webinar: Getting Your Board on Board – Techniques for Using Vision to Engage Your Board in Fundraising2017-06-10T17:45:14-04:00


About the presenter:

Susan Detwiler is a Licensed Standards for Excellence™ Consultant, with 12 years in the nonprofit world following 23 years in the for-profit sector. Susan brings to her work the experience of serving on boards and being both an executive director and a development director. A seasoned consultant, Susan is a catalyst for nonprofit boards on the verge of change; she specializes in working with nonprofit boards and administration, conducting strategic planning, governance education and development. Susan facilitates customized board and staff retreats. Susan’s clients have included Portland Jewish Academy (OR), Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Food Bank of Delaware, Park East Synagogue (NYC), Delaware Theatre Company and Gaudenzia, Inc.. She has an MBA from University of Michigan and a B.S. from SUNY Albany.

When: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 – 1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern

Do you have trouble getting your board members to raise funds? Secretly, your board members WANT to raise funds, and they’re embarrassed that they don’t. In fact, the more we ask them to do it, the more sheepish they become. But what if they learn their feelings are normal and surmountable? What if you draw the line between the beautiful vision of a future in which the mission is accomplished, and their role in making it happen? What if you inspire them to use their strategic plan to inspire others? This webinar provides short-, medium-, and long-term techniques for bringing board members along the spectrum from fundraising bystanders to participants.

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding the reluctance to raise funds
  • Techniques for allaying board members’ fear of fundraising
  • Ways to use the strategic plan as a platform for building board engagement in development
  • Ways to build toward populating the board with directors willing to raise funds

Time will be given for a lively Q&A session.

This presentation will be recorded for future viewing.

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