3 Ways To Empower Your Board to Fundraise
led by Barbara O'Reilly
March 15, 12:30-2pm
An essential part of a board’s governance duties is to ensure that their organization is financially sustainable and has access to funding. Yet, according to BoardSource’s Leading with Intent report, fundraising is probably one of –if not THE--biggest priorities of any nonprofit yet it is the #1 cause of stress by both CEOs and Boards across the country.
Learn the three top ways to help boards feel more comfortable with building donor relationships. Learning objectives we will cover:
- How to identify the right board composition for your organization
- Key ways to use a board orientation that empowers board members for fundraising success
- Ideas on creating a fundraising menu of activities and commitments that are right-sized for each board member
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About Barbara O'Reilly:
BARBARA O’REILLY, CFRE Founder
Whether it was leading record-setting reunion classes, securing tens of millions of dollars from global corporations following some of the most devastating natural disasters around the world, or overseeing a team that grew donor engagement of major individual donors committed to historic preservation, Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE understands that fundraising is much more than just raising money. It’s about enabling donors to realize their philanthropic dreams for issues that are most important to them and to be part of the change they want to see in the world. Barbara brings to her clients nearly thirty years of major gifts, annual fund, and campaign fundraising experience at major non-profit organizations including Harvard University, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Oxford University in England, and the American Red Cross.
Barbara became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2015 and an AFP Master Trainer in 2018. She serves as immediate past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Washington DC Metro Chapter and as a former member of the Advisory Panel for Rogare, The Fundraising Think Tank in the U.K. She is a longstanding Partner in Advancement of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, a member of the Association Foundation Group (AFG), and Windmill Hill Consulting is a member firm of The Giving Institute. She is also a member of the faculty of the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the University of Maryland’s Do Good Institute.
She is a frequent guest presenter at national and international conferences and on various webinars hosted by Network for Good, DonorSearch, Bloomerang, Firespring, OneCause, Boardable, UST, and Qgiv. Barbara received her BA in English from Barnard College/Columbia University and her ALM in Celtic Studies from Harvard University.