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How to Build a Fundraising Board

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Is your nonprofit struggling to secure donations from your board of directors? Are you having a tough time getting them to open doors to potential donors, funders, and partners? Listen to our dynamic presenter, Darian Rodriguez Heyman, for his latest tactical tips and practical tools to help your organization get more dollars in the door.

We discuss how to engage your board in a process that clarifies exactly what’s expected of each member, creates consensus around board expansion priorities, completely transforms your board meetings to be more productive, and helps gracefully transition off the “dead weight.”

Listen as Darian shares:

  • How to transition legacy inactive or “working” board members into engaged fundraisers.
  • How to ensure all incoming and existing trustees know exactly what’s expected of them.
  • How to get your board into lockstep around your top 3-5 recruitment priorities.
  • An easy-to-implement tip for moving board meetings from boring updates to dynamic discussions.

About the Author

Darian is an accomplished facilitator, fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and author. After co-founding, globally scaling, and ultimately selling Beyond Interactive, one of the first digital advertising agencies, he began his life’s work of “helping people help.” This started during his five-year tenure as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, after which he was appointed as a Commissioner for the Environment in San Francisco, and authored the best-selling Nonprofit Fundraising 101 and edited the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101 (Wiley & Sons). In addition to his active consulting, facilitation, and public speaking work, Heyman currently serves as the part-time Executive Director of Numi Foundation, Editor-in-Chief of the popular nonprofit online magazine Blue Avocado, and Co-Producer of the GenderSmart Investing Summit.

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