Fundraising Success: Board Engagement & Empowerment
What you'll learn
- Increase fundraising results by engaging your board members
- Define board roles and responsibilities
- Create opportunities for board members to participate in fundraising at all levels
- Empower board members to lead fundraising efforts in their organizations
- Understand an effective partnership between board members, CEO’s and professional fundraising staff
- Determine ways board members can participate in donor stewardship
- Create a committee structure that will enhance board fundraising efforts
- Provide board members with training to improve fundraising results
- Evaluate and celebrate board’s fundraising efforts
- Recruit board members who will actively participate in development
- You will need an openness to looking at fundraising in your organization as a team sport
Do you struggle to get your nonprofit board members interested or engaged in fundraising?
Does your board even know that fundraising is something they should be participating in?
Do you want to change that?
Empowering and engaging your board in the fundraising process is the way to do it!
This course will discuss the importance of a fundraising board in meeting your organization's mission. The course includes a review of board roles and responsibilities, specifically fundraising, and offer resources on why and how board members can fundraise. We will discuss the time it takes for successful board and staff fundraising as well assess where your board is now in current fundraising policy, comfort level and readiness.
This course will talk about how you can prepare your board to participate and lead fundraising activities, including suggestions for education, engagement and empowerment of all board members. It also includes the opportunity to evaluate and celebrate your board’s fundraising efforts as well as discuss how to find fundraising board members and address potential conflicts of interest related to fundraising efforts and service on multiple boards.
Seasoned board members and staffers charged with fundraising efforts alike will benefit from the comfortable discussion style as well as the many resources on empowering and engaging your board included.
Who this course is for:
- Nonprofit CEO's, Executive Directors, Development Professionals, Board Members
- This course is meant for anyone responsible for working with board members of a nonprofit organization.
- This course is especially relevant for those in charge of leading the fundraising and development process of the board including the Board Chair/President, Fundraising Committee and Chair, and CEO/Executive Director.
- Both paid staff and board/committee volunteers can benefit from this class.
A Life Long Learner, Louanne is honored to have taught thousands of students in diverse areas: video production, nonprofit fundraising and board governance, social media, personal and spiritual growth, organizational management and finance, and nutrition and health over the past three decades. She carries a primary passion for empowering people to express their full potential.
Louanne also has over 30 years in communications, teaching, finance and tourism including:
* A TV news reporter/anchor with three NBC affiliates (KPOM, KRIS, KWQC)
* A video programmer and cruise director with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL)
* A financial advisor with Raymond James & Associates
* Nonprofit Executive Director, Director of Strategic Philanthropy, and Fundraising Consultant with nonprofits small to large
* Instructor to entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits
* Co-Producer and Host of The Philanthropy Show®, an internet talk show program of My Video Voice Productions.
* A nutritionist, gratitude and wellness coach
* Owner of My Video Voice Productions, the full scale video production company she owns with her wife, Sharon.
"I'm grateful to be able to serve thousands more students through this amazing platform Udemy has provided! I look forward to connecting with you in class - and please let me know if you have any comments or questions in the Discussion sections!"
B.A. Communications and Political Science, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
M.S. Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, University of Western States, Portland, Oregon
Over her 20 plus years of service to the nonprofit sector, Liz has served in a variety of capacities including volunteer, fundraising and program staff, board member and consultant for a number of nonprofit agencies in the Tampa Bay and Key West communities, state of Florida, and the United States. Past staff positions include Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Florida Holocaust Museum. She has served as a proud member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Social Enterprise Alliance, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, League of Women Voters, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Emerge Tampa. She most recently served as the Founding Board President of Nonprofit Consultants Connection, a membership association of peer consultants that promotes excellence in the field of nonprofit consulting. Liz also served as Board Vice-President for Are You Safe, a nonprofit agency advocating against domestic violence and providing free legal assistance to victims. She is a Life Member of the USF Alumni Association and a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer.
Liz currently serves as President of Connectivity Community Consulting, Inc. a company that works primarily with nonprofits in the Tampa Bay community. As lead consultant she works collaboratively with her clients to create strategic consulting solutions that address a variety of areas including: nonprofit capacity and community building, organizational development, philanthropic advising, training & workshop facilitation, and coaching & mentoring. She provides trainings on topics such as best practices in board governance, the next generation of nonprofit leadership, and meaningful board service. Her consulting clients include those interested in making meaningful connections in their local communities and the nonprofit sector including: the National School Foundation Association, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Allegany Franciscan Ministries. Whatever the topic of expertise, Liz’s work places focus on community building and resource sharing to help an organization and an individual meet their mission.
Before her career in the nonprofit sector, she worked as an English teacher and dance-team coach in the Florida public school system teaching both high school and middle school in Tampa and Key West. Liz first moved to Tampa Bay to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education at the University of South Florida, where she also earned her Masters in Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit Management. These experiences as well as the many educators in her family have instilled a deep belief that continual education is crucial to individual and agency success. Through her current work in the nonprofit sector she develops training courses and curriculum that integrate her love of teaching with her knowledge of nonprofit best practices.