Mobilize Your Board to Raise More Money

Date: Nov 15, 2017
Time: 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave. W., Suite 20, St. Paul

Fee: $75 for MCN Members / $100 for Nonmembers Register Now!

Every board of directors can be an effective fundraising board. Is yours?

Join MCN for a one-day-only opportunity to hear from a national governance and fundraising expert, Andy Robinson. This session focuses on two of Andy's favorite themes: board effectiveness and effective fundraising strategies. Put together, this day is sure to inspire you and your board to find new ways to jump-start the board's engagement and value as fundraisers.

If your board isn’t raising all the money it could — indeed, if your board isn’t raising any money at all — you’re not alone. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the reasons why, and outline strategies to turn things around. You’ll leave with several practical, specific ideas for increasing board involvement and effectiveness.
• Redefining fundraising: It’s not just asking for money
• Why people give: The psychology of fundraising
• Building a board fundraising menu
• Helping board members take leadership and hold each other accountable

This is a perfect workshop for teams of senior staff and board members to attend together.

Principles & Practices

In an effort to support nonprofits in fulfilling their missions, this workshop will help to focus your work on the following practices:

  • GOV 5: To demonstrate their personal stake in the organization, board members are expected to volunteer their time, help raise external funds and make personal financial contributions to the organization.
  • FUND 1: A nonprofit’s board of directors has a responsibility to adopt a fundraising plan and systems to ensure that sufficient charitable contributions are raised to meet budgeted objectives.

Event Details

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Refreshments: Coffee and tea will be provided. There will be a lunch break in the middle of the session. You may bring a lunch or purchase one nearby.

Travel: Driving directions and transit options are available on MCN's website.

About the Presenter

Andy RobinsonAndy Robinson provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, board development, marketing, earned income, planning, leadership development, facilitation and train-the-trainer programs. He specializes in the needs of organizations working for human rights, social justice, artistic expression, environmental conservation and community development.

Over the past 22 years, Andy has worked with organizations in 47 US states and Canada. Recent clients include the American Bar Association, League of Conservation Voters, National Main Street Center, American Rivers, the Land Trust Alliance and many local organizations. Andy is the author of six books, including Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money. His latest is What Every Board Member Needs to Know, Do, and Avoid.

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