Virtual Roundtable: 3 Reasons Why Your Board Doesn’t Fundraise and How to Fix That

When:  Jun 21, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)

Virtual Roundtables
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PST)
Via Zoom

For many boards fundraising is truly an “f” word—and not in a good way. Yet, it is inherent in a board’s governance duty to ensure that their organization is financially sustainable and has access to funding. Fundraising is probably one of –if not THE--biggest priorities of any nonprofit yet it is the #1 cause of complaint by both CEOs and Boards. Learn the three top reasons why board members don’t fundraise and how to change their mindsets. You will learn the key steps you need to have in place to build your team of volunteer leaders; to train them and manage their expectations for success; and to determine the roles every Board member can—and should—play in creating a strong culture of giving within your organization.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a board member for this interactive session with breakouts to work on practical tools for recruiting a diverse board. There will be no charge for board members who attend with their executive or development staff.

About Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE

Founder and Principal, Windmill Hill Consulting, LLC

Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE understands that fundraising is much more than just raising money. It’s about enabling donors to realize their philanthropic dreams for issues that are most important to them and to be part of the change they want to see in the world. She brings to her clients nearly thirty years of major gifts, annual fund, and campaign fundraising experience at major non-profit organizations including Harvard University, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Oxford University in England, and the American Red Cross. She is an AFP Master Trainer and a frequent guest presenter on various webinars hosted by AFP, AFG, Network for Good, DonorSearch, Bloomerang, OneCause, Qgiv, Boardable, UST, Firespring, and Candid.

Her consulting firm, Windmill Hill Consulting, helps non-profit organizations of all sizes cut through the noise and develop a profitable fundraising strategy that focuses on the resources, skills and tactics they need to build more effective donor relationships and catapult their revenue.

AFP-GLAC is proud to provide scholarships that support the professional development of its members. There are no strings attached – we simply want to support our talented fundraising community. To learn more about scholarships or apply for one, please visit our website.