#46 | How do we stop board members from running away when they hear "fundraising”?
This afternoon at AFP ICON 2019 in San Antonio, Lori Jacobwith and Gail Perry presented to a room full of fundraisers who wanted to know exactly how to stop their board members from running away when they hear the word “fundraising.” I was grateful for the opportunity to connect with Lori who shared with me some of the brilliant yet simple tools that they use to activate the energy and enthusiasm of board members.
As a big fan of simple frameworks that empower fundraising professionals to be recognized and admired for their work, I especially appreciated the six-word stories and the “wouldn’t it be wonderful if…” exercise. As we wrapped up, my conversation with Lori afforded me one of those ah-ha moments that often happen when we’re talking with someone who is as passionate about something as we are. Check it out!
Interested in joining us for the next stop on the How Fundraising Really Works roadshow?
Here’s some feedback from those who attended our seminar in Toronto last month.
“I haven’t enjoyed a fundraising workshop as much as yours in many, many years!” — Maryann Kerr, CEO, The Medalist Group, Toronto, 2019
“Probably one of the best days of professional development I've experienced.” — Jack Silverstein, VP, Development at National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA, Ottawa, 2019
“I found the seminar fun, instructive, affirming and educational.” — Sue Ellen English, National Director, Development, Prison Fellowship Canada
If you're interested in joining us at an upcoming stop on the How Fundraising Really Works roadshow, it's it important to know that this is not the typical “Tips and Tricks” experience we've grown accustom to. Instead, we're going to confront the real reasons for why most fundraising strategies are designed to fail, challenge everyone’s assumptions about how fundraising really works, and ensure that fundraising professionals know how to be recognized and admired for meaningful work. Anyone who isn’t thinking more critically about the fundraising profession when they leave wasn’t paying attention.
For more information, go to lewisfundraising.com/events
Want to learn more about the How Fundraising Really Works roadshow? Watch this quick two-minute promo video!
If you’d like more information about the upcoming roadshow dates, go here.