Fundraising begins with advocacy for fulfilling on your mission. The first steps are identifying all of your potential partners and following through with donor cultivation. All participants will be given a short assignment to prepare for this workshop. Register now and let's get started.
Two important steps in becoming a thriving, sustainable organization are "Telling Your Story" and "Asking for Donations." This workshop will give you practice and clarity on turning these two essential tasks into smaller, more manageable, pieces. Your ability to tell your story will make asking for donations a much more natural task.
How do you learn to write compelling (i.e., successful) grant proposals? How can you improve on the applications you're already writing? We'll cover topics such as prospect research, what funders want to know, and how to convey your program in language that they can understand.
The relationship between Board Chair and Executive Director/Head of School is the best indicator of an organization's health. What do we look for in a healthy relationship? Let's set expectations, articulate them and then dig in to our respective roles, keeping our partnership intact and thriving. Come as a pair, if possible.
We'll examine the value a strong Board can bring to an organization in terms of sustainability, infrastructure and reach. How can your existing Board grow in a way that makes sense, and how can staff support that growth? We'll come up with some strategies that make sense for organizations of any size. Build the Board you need!
Board Whisperers are uniquely suited to make your next Board or Staff retreat one to remember. Using a combination of improvisation, engaging group work and skill building, we can prepare your group for more intensive work creating a high functioning team. We'll work with you to develop specific outcomes for your retreat that will guide our work together and create a space that makes it safe for everyone to participate and feel heard.