As members of your fundraising team, board members may be unengaged, passively engaged or fully involved.  Board members shape the public’s perception of the organization they serve through their actions, reputations and leadership abilities.  Enthusiastic, dedicated and skillful involvement by each board member is critical for success.  When Trustees successfully fulfill their responsibilities in raising funds, they ensure the present and future fiscal health of the organization. Conversely, when they resist their responsibilities for raising funds, they impede the organization’s ability to compete philanthropically. During this session, you will explore your role and responsibilities, along with implementation strategies, to enable you to become an effective advocate, including as a fundraiser, for your organization.

At the conclusion of this session:
  • Based on best practice benchmarks, participants will explore stages of board engagement
  • Participants will use a series of progressive activities designed to help board members connect with their passion, embrace the need to foster change and successfully transform the board culture from unengaged to fully involved.
  • Participants will explore what it means to establish an effective board staff partnership for fundraising and how does an organization evolves from a culture of resistance to a culture of philanthropic success.

  • Target Audience
    Executive Directors, CEOS, CDOs, Trustees and Board members.

    About the Presenter:

    Roberta (Robbe) A. Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE, has more than thirty-five years in non-profit organization management and development. She is Vice President for Philanthropy of Simpson Senior Services as well as Founding Member of Aurora Philanthropic Consulting.  She Chaired the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals International (AFP) 2009-10.She earned a BS in Education from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts and an MBA from Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania where she is a member of the adjunct faculty.  A sought after international speaker and presenter, she earned the AFP Master Teacher designation in 2000, the first year it was awarded and has been designated a Faculty Star by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
    Program Information
    Date Presented:
    May 23, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern
    1 hour, 30 minutes
    Navigating Change: The Three Stages of Board Engagement
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    Member: $59.00
    Full Price: $79.00