Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising
Fundraising success depends on organization-wide efforts from the leadership of the board to the dedication of front-line staff. This course focuses on the role the board plays in fundraising and how to best structure the organization to support this role. Board members and staff will work collaboratively to develop an action plan to improve the culture of philanthropy in your organization, improve board recruitment and training, and ensure the organization has a solid case for support. We recommend that a staff person and a board member attend together but it’s not a requirement for the course.
Certificates: Fund Raising Leadership
|Virtual (Live)||September 11, 2024 - October 02, 2024||$990.00||Registration will open later this year.|
Important Registration Instructions
With each staff person registration, a complimentary board member registration is included. The registration form will have space for you to enter your board member’s name.
Don’t have a board member available to attend with you? We recommend that a staff member attend with a board member but it’s not required.
Virtual Class Schedule
The live, virtual class is held over four sessions from 2pm to 5pm Eastern and hosted using the Zoom platform.
Session 1: Wednesday, September 11, 2024
Session 2: Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Session 3: Wednesday, September 25, 2024
Session 4: Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Introductions & Expectations
Definitions: Philanthropy, Developing, Fundraising
The Current Charitable Giving Landscape
The Roles and Responsibilities of the Board
The Top Ten Responsibilities of All Board Members
A Focus on Fundraising & 100 % Board Giving
Recruiting an Outstanding Board of Directors
The Board Skills Chart
How to Identify and Meet Potential Board Members
Bylaw Basics - Term Limits & Other Essentials
Board Meetings & Effective Fundraising
How to Structure a Productive Board Meeting
The Role of Committees
Why this Matters for Fundraising
Fundraising Tools & Techniques - What Board Members Need to Know
The 14-step Fundraising Cycle
The Fundraising Plan
The Fundraising Pyramid
The Gift Range Chart
Developing a Prospect List of Individual Donors
Understanding Fundraising from Foundations
Understanding Fundraising from the Business Sector
Making the Philanthropic Request
Supporting Board Member Fundraising
The Board’s Role in Stewardship
How Can Staff Best Support Board Member Fundraising?
Board & Staff: Moving Forward & Fundraising Together
CFRE Education Points
Full participation in many of The Fund Raising School’s courses fulfill education point requirements for Category 1.B-Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising qualifies for 12 CFRE Education Points/Hours.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE: Tuition payment is due before the class begins and may be paid by credit card or check. All cancellations and transfers are subject to an administrative fee of $275.
As a result of this class, participants will:
- Communicate and demonstrate board and staff responsibilities to the organization
- Understand what needs to be prepared and in place for board members
- Review and adapt tools and strategies to recruit, train, mentor, and redirect board members to support overall fundraising