Brown Bag Series: Board Stewardship

When:  Apr 5, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  AFP IN, Indiana Chapter

The importance of strengthening board relationships to develop a healthy donor pipeline, achieve organizational success, and advance mission impact


An organization's board of directors must be properly nurtured in order to build deeper relationships, enhance their engagement levels, and utilize their skills. Since donors respect the position of a nonprofit's board members, you should maximize their influence on your fundraising efforts. Whether your nonprofit is large or small, you'll benefit from having a strategic board stewardship plan in place. It will lay the groundwork for successful fundraising and mission impact.

John David Patrick, CFRM

After spending a decade specializing in sales, events, and marketing in the hospitality sector, John David transitioned to a career in nonprofit fundraising in 2020. As Damien Center's Donor Relations Officer and One Home Capital Campaign fundraiser, John David has been instrumental in consistently exceeding Damien Center's annual and capital fundraising goals. He has developed innovative fundraising techniques and strategies to promote stewardship, engagement, and mission advancement. Excelling in the nonprofit fundraising community, John David earned his CFRM from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and will be testing for his CFRE this spring. Additionally, he serves on the AFP Indiana Chapter Board of Directors and Governance Committee, St. Paul's Episcopal Church Stewardship Task Force, Chairperson for Damien Center's DEIA and Strategic Planning Committees, and Dance Kaleidoscope's Governance Committee.