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Boards with Brains: Fundraising for Boards

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What happens when you rethink fundraising? You joined your organization because you value its mission and its work. When you invite others to support it, you give them the chance to get some of that value, too. Fundraising is not begging; it’s an offer.

Every board member can play a unique and important role in the bringing donors and friends to their nonprofit. At this session, staff and board will learn how to mobilize board members to their fullest potential, and ensure they have fun doing it!

About this Session:

This practical and interactive workshop will help you learn the basics about what it really takes for board members to become great fundraisers. Using hands-on tools and interactive exercises, we’ll help you develop a strategy for enabling your board to overcome fears about fundraising and develop new skills they can apply immediately.Attendees of this session can expect to:

  • Find their own role within the organization’s fundraising strategy.
  • Learn how to talk about their organization and develop their own “pitch”.
  • Establish a personal fundraising plan that they’ll feel excited about!

About our Presenters:

Front Range Source serves an international clientele from its Boulder, Colorado headquarters. With a combined experience of more than 50 years in fundraising and nonprofit management, co-founders Leslie Allen and Ann Goldman have worked at every level of the donor pyramid from small gifts to large, and across every fundraising channel, from direct marketing and web giving to major gifts and foundations fundraising. We offer top-level consulting, coaching and facilitation services to nonprofits in all areas of fundraising, strategic planning and board development. Our vision is that every nonprofit organization has the resources they need to achieve their vital mission.

About SVP’s Boards with Brains series:

SVP Boulder County believes strong nonprofits deliver better results. For our nonprofits to be wildly successful, we believe strong leaders – both staff and board – help create adept organizations. Our Boards with Brains professional development series was designed with that in mind. We’ve got a variety of nonprofit leadership topics, as well as ‘tracks’ and levels to help attendees identify which sessions suit them best.

Our per-session fee is a below-market $40. Individuals or organizations can purchase a transferable, 8-punch pass (giving you a $10 discount on each ticket), and, each session also includes a limited number of scholarship slots (just ask).

Please note, SVP closes registration two days prior to each session and all attendees are asked to register in advance. Day-of drop in participants should understand there may not be space to accomodate them, or sufficient quantities of session materials available. They will be expected to pay on site with a credit card (please note, scholarship and 8-pack pricing is not valid for drop-in attendees).