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Positioning Your Board for Successful Fundraising

One of the most critical governance functions of nonprofit boards is to ensure that the organization has adequate resources to pursue its mission. In this workshop we will provide an overview of board fundraising responsibilities, clarify the roles of the board chair, board fundraising committee, and individual board members in fundraising, and provide an overview of basic fundraising principles that will position board members for success.

Participants will gain deeper understanding of foundational fundraising principles, clarity on the board’s role and responsibility in fundraising, and identify action steps to improve board fundraising performance.

This session is for Executive Directors, board chairs, development committee chairs, board members, and chief development officers.

Our Presenter

David McGoy, CFRE, is a nonprofit management consultant, trainer, and coach with over 30 years of experience in fundraising, governance, capacity building, and program development. He has advised and supported hundreds of nonprofit leaders to help them design impactful programs, strengthen board governance, and improve fundraising performance in their organizations. As the Director of Strategic Growth at Cause Effective, he is responsible for developing, implementing, and expanding programs and initiatives that advance racial and social equity in nonprofit fundraising and philanthropy. He is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Sandy Ground Historical Society, a Staten Island-based organization that preserves the history of the country’s oldest continuously inhabited settlement of free Black Americans. David currently serves on the governance committee of the Association for Nonprofit Specialists, the board of trustees of Richmond University Medical Center, and teaches grant writing and fundraising as an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University.