Home » Events » How to Become a Successful Development Professional

How to Become a Successful Development Professional

Date:
October 25th, 2023
Time:
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Location:
Zoom
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
Event type:
Skillbuilding
Member fee:
$30
Base fee:
$45
caption "growth" under silhouettes of raindrops and sun nurturing a sprout inside a human head

Program Description

Have you ever met anyone with a B.A. in Fundraising? None of us go to school to become fundraisers, yet many successful careers in nonprofit fund development have been launched and built based on passion for a cause or organization and a desire to advance its mission. 

What skills, experiences, and best practices should you embrace to grow your career? What pitfalls should you avoid? Can you increases your responsibility at your current organization or do you move on to another for growth opportunities? How does all of this vary based on the roles or development track you wish to pursue? 

Learn from our instructor and a panel of industry leaders about their successful journeys and tips to success. Join us to learn more about how you can advance your career!

Our Presenter

For nearly 30 years, Chuck Gordon has served as a senior nonprofit professional and consultant, helping nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts and across the country realize their vision by raising increased revenues.  

Today, Chuck leads the New Kensington Group, a full-service consulting firm helping nonprofit leaders grow their organizations.  His work focuses on strategic planning, fundraising, executive search, and board leadership and governance support.  As a nationally recognized trainer and speaker, he dedicates significant time to building the fundraising capacity of nonprofit professionals and senior volunteers.  

Chuck has built and led three national development programs, having served as the National Chief Development Officer at City Year, Health Leads and uAspire, doubling revenues in each organization during his tenure.   For 21 years, Chuck built an impressive track record at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, building the largest major gifts program among 1400 United Ways in the country and running the largest non-bequeathed endowment campaign ever conducted by a local United Way.   He spent 15 years during his tenure as a volunteer trainer, speaker and consultant for United Way of America, including 4 years as the national chair for United Way Worldwide’s Major and Planned Gifts Council.  Chuck previously served on the boards of the Wheelock Family Theatre, Eastern Middlesex ARC and Boston Children’s Theatre and was named one of Boston’s ’40 Under 40’ by the Boston Business Journal.  He received his BA from Brandeis University and MBA from Boston University.

Registration closes at 2 pm on Tuesday, October 24th. Please view the Zoom delivery information below.

Registration type: 
Normal registration

Zoom Instructions for Virtual or Hybrid Programs:

Zoom information: Zoom information for the program will be sent out to all registrants one week before AND in the afternoon of the business day before the session is scheduled to take place.  Please reach out to info@philanthropyma.org if you believe you are registered for this program and do not receive the link.

Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place.  If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session.  For fee-based Nonprofit Partner programs, you can request these materials for a discounted rate.  Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.

Community Guidelines, Program Policies and In-Person Protocol:

Philanthropy Massachusetts has adopted these Community Guidelines & Policies for all programs.  

133 Federal Street, Suite 802 | Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.426.2606
© 2019 Philanthropy Massachusetts