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Building a Fundraising Board
Episode 320th August 2020 • Nonprofit Coffee Talks • Foundant Technologies
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Is your nonprofit struggling to secure donations from your board of directors? Are you having a tough time getting them to open doors to potential donors, funders, and partners? Listen to this highly practical, tactical episode where our dynamic presenter will share concrete tips and tools designed to help your organization get more dollars in the door.

Learn how to engage your board in a process that clarifies exactly what’s expected of each member, creates consensus around board expansion priorities, that completely transform your board meetings and make better use of everyone’s time, and that helps gracefully transition off the “dead weight”.

You'll learn:

  • How to transition legacy inactive or “working” board members into engaged fundraisers
  • How to ensure that all incoming and existing trustees know exactly what’s expected of them
  • How to get your board into lockstep around your top 3-5 recruitment priorities
  • An easy-to-implement tip for moving board meetings from boring updates to dynamic discussions



Darian Rodriguez Heyman | Facilitator, Fundraiser, Social Entrepreneur, and Author

Darian is an accomplished facilitator, fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and author. After co-founding, globally scaling, and ultimately selling Beyond Interactive, one of the first digital advertising agencies, he began his life’s work of “helping people help.” This started during his five-year tenure as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, after which he was appointed as a Commissioner for the Environment in San Francisco, and authored the best-selling Nonprofit Fundraising 101 and edited the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101 (Wiley & Sons). In addition to his active consulting, facilitation, and public speaking work, Heyman currently serves as the part-time Executive Director of Numi Foundation, Editor-in-Chief of the popular nonprofit online magazine Blue Avocado, and Co-Producer of the GenderSmart Investing Summit.

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