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Coffee Talk: Staying Connected with Your Board and Committees

Your Board of Directors and various Committees should be your biggest supporters and advocates, not just seat warmers! In this Coffee Talk we discussed strategies and ideas to keep your Board connected and engaged with your important philanthropic work. Some questions we tackled:

  • What are your policies and procedures for your Board of Directors and Committees?
  • How do you recruit and bring on new members?
  • How do you structure committees and what responsibilities come with that membership?
  • Do you have any events or special things you do to engage your Board Members?

We encourage you to continue the conversation from this session on Compass - A Foundant Community.

About the Author

Margaret is Foundant's Manager of Client Services, Strategic Advancement. Before joining Foundant, she spent much of her career on the road as a Major Gifts Officer. Most recently she was the Director of Development for George Washington University’s (GWU) School of Business where she managed a team of four frontline Major Gift Officers, in addition to contributing to a recently closed $1B Campaign, Making History, through her portfolio of principal and major gift level donors. Before GWU, Margaret worked at Georgetown University on the Major Gifts Team and with Grassroot Soccer Inc. in Cape Town, South Africa working on their grant writing and fundraising efforts. Margaret has a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from George Washington University and a B.A. in Religion from Middlebury College. She is actively involved with her alma matter serving as the D.C. Chair for the Alumni Interview Volunteer program for Seven Years before moving back to Montana and continuing her role as an alumni volunteer.

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