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Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising with Dave Sternberg

The well-received Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising program formerly held in-person with presenter Chuck Loring returns as a two-part virtual series presented by Dave Sternberg, Chuck's business partner and co-author of the Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising curriculum. Registration includes both sessions of the series: February 11 and 18 from 4-6pm.

It's never been more important for boards and staff to work together effectively to solicit financial support for your organization.

A small percentage of people who join nonprofit boards are really excited about fundraising. If you're NOT one of those people, this series with Dave Sternberg is absolutely essential.

Dave's dynamic approach to resource development takes into account that not every person is a "make the ask" person and helps you identify ways to find the right fit in your fundraising plan for each board member.

These practical and interactive sessions will be filled with tools you can use and are perfect for board-staff teams to address the complementary roles board members play in their organization's governance and resource development.

The first session will take a close look at board recruitment, structure, operations, and culture, knowing that weak boards don't raise funds effectively. The second session will focus on how to involve board members in effective fundraising and their role in supporting your bequest and planned giving program.

Topics covered will include:

  • Trends impacting governance & fundraising in the nonprofit sector.
  • Why some nonprofits confuse volunteering with governance.
  • Legal obligations of nonprofit boards.
  • How great boards profile before recruiting.
  • Why term limits are essential for a fundraising board.
  • How successful fundraising is not about asking for money.

Who Should Attend?

To maximize the benefit of these sessions, we recommend attending as a staff / board team.

About the Presenter

Dave Sternberg has considerable experience in nonprofit board development and governance work. Dave has been a fundraising professional since obtaining his BA Degree from The Ohio State University.

He is a member of the faculty at The Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University’s Fund Raising School, where he teaches Building the Annual Fund, Marketing for Fundraising, Managing the Capital Campaign, Principles and Techniques, Major Gifts; as well as numerous customized training programs nationally and internationally. In 2006 he authored the course Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising in cooperation with BoardSource.

Dave is also a Senior Governance Consultant for BoardSource and is the only person in America to be affiliated with both the Lilly School of Philanthropy and BoardSource.

Date/Time: Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Webinar Series ,
Fees: Member - $75, Not-yet-member - $150. $15 discount for additional people from the same organization.

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