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When:  Nov 9, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (ET)

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Nov 9, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)


Equity and Fundraising: The Fired Up and Woke Fundraising Board with Christal Cherry, The Board Pro

This workshop will share ways nonprofit boards can successfully increase philanthropic support for their organizations through a DEI lens. In this session, attendees will discover how boards can get fired-up about raising funds for their organizations. We will also discuss how to sensitively raise funds from diverse donors.

As a result of this workshop, board members and fundraisers will:

  • Discuss post pandemic fundraising trends.
  • Review the fundamentals of fundraising - dos and don'ts.
  • Understand how to work closely with the fundraising team to support them
  • Unlock the power of storytelling to excite donors about mission.
  • Understand the motivations for giving for diverse donors.
  • Embrace stewardship and the value of trust-focused relationships with donors.
  • Uncover how to work alongside each other to engage in fundraising with and without making the ask
  • Learn how to utilize social networks to advocate for mission.
  • Consider the benefits of digital fundraising methods.

About Christal Cherry:
Christal M. Cherry is a nationally recognized  nonprofit executive and professionally trained fundraiser.  With over 20 years in the nonprofit sector, she has supported higher education institutions, human services organizations and faith based missions.  Her career portfolio, as a full time professional and consultant includes American University, the United Negro College Fund, Spelman College, Nicholas House, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Florida A & M University,  Action Ministries and the GA Center for Nonprofits.

In each role, Christal has interfaced, guided and collaborated with diverse boards made up of college presidents, ministers and bishops, politicians, corporate CEO's, civic leaders, consultants, attorneys, stay at home moms and students.

With passion and a wide breadth of experience, Christal works today with clients to help them mark a clear path to success in board development.  Her style is electrifying, inspiring, and energizing. 

Christal earned a MA in Counseling from Hampton University, a BA in Liberal Arts from Hofstra University and professional development certifications in nonprofit leadership, social media fundraising, and nonprofit management.

She currently serves on the board of the Greater Atlanta chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Villages of Carver YMCA.  She is regular presenter with CANDID, Qgiv, Network for Good, Bloomerang, and the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy where she facilitates webinars and teaches courses in fundraising, board development and equity and inclusion.  Christal has been a guest on multiple podcasts and enjoy serving as a requested expert on board matters. She is contributing author in Collecting Courage, a documenting of racism and survival by 14 accomplished Black fundraisers working across North America.  She also enjoys her membership in the African American Development Officers Network, Toastmasters, and F3, Fabulous Female Fundraisers which she founded.

This event is worth 1.5 CFRE Credits.




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