Upcoming Events

The Art of the Ask

Topic:  Major Gifts Solicitation
Event Date:  October 12, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 4:30 pm

Additional Information:

You’ve identified, researched and cultivated the donors, now it’s time to ASK! This interactive workshop offers the opportunity to learn best practices, watch experienced fundraisers demonstrate asking, and role-play various scenarios. You’ll learn about strategizing the ask, effective responses to donor resistance, and key elements of a successful solicitation. Registration not yet open.

Guest faculty: Dharna Obermeier, Director of Development, Western Region, CARE, where she manages a major gift portfolio. Dharna is an experienced fundraising professional with a focus on women’s human rights, educational and humanitarian causes.

Building a Results-Based Board

Topic:  Board effectiveness
Event Date:  October 19, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 2:30 pm

Additional Information:

Learn how to move your board from the reporting and activity mode of operation to a results-based approach that is informed and inspired by purpose. We’ll explore the characteristics and practices of a results-based board in relationship to the organization, and the board’s own effectiveness. We’ll also discuss a case study to look at how a board’s culture and practices can be shifted, in partnership with staff leadership. As always, this will be an interactive session. This workshop is most appropriate organizations with established boards, though all organizations are welcome and will find the session beneficial.
Special guest: Sheila Schroeder, Board Chair, San Francisco Waldorf School (www.sfwaldorf.org); Director of Client Development, Mosaic Financial Partners, Inc. (www.mosaicfp.com). Free; registration not yet open.