For too long we have been recruiting Board members with the expectation of “Get and Give.” In many ways this is discouraging to the new Board member and does not represent the best utilization of their time and talent. With the average non-profit losing nearly 57% of their donors annually, it’s time to stop asking Board members to raise funds and teach them to build relationships with people by being the stewards of a vision.
- Our disservice to both Board members and donors by focusing on fundraising - lecture/discussion
- How to change the conversation and the language we use - lecture/discussion
- The relationship between donor retention and Board Stewardship - lecture
- Identifying meaningfully strategies for engaging Board members - lecture/discussion
- Specific strategies Board members can use in What works and what doesn’t - lecture with Q&A and discussion
- How to take it a step further and use Board members to engage donors in the cultivation process - discussion
- Break-out session for groups to discuss and identify obstacles to engaging Board members - discussion
- How to put it into practice - discussion
This workshop is brought to you in partnership with the Connecticut Community Foundation.
About the Trainer
For over 30 years, Sharon J. Danosky, founder and president of Danosky & Associates, has dedicated her career to working with not-for-profit organizations. As both a consultant and a senior executive for numerous charitable organizations, she has transformed organizations into highly effectively charities of choice in their communities. Sharon has worked on all sides of the not-for-profit arena – as a senior professional working on the executive management team of several highly effective non-profits, including teaching and community hospitals and a major human service organization.
As a skilled consultant, she has helped grassroots organizations to grow, and led major initiatives for established non-profit organizations. The range of organizations includes major medical facilities, human service organizations, environmental groups, children’s causes and arts and cultural organizations among others
Sharon conducts seminars and lectures through her affiliations with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Connecticut Association of Non-Profits, Connecticut Community Foundation, Connecticut Land Conservation Council, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Westchester Association of Development Officers, Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut and the Rhode Island Foundation. In 1999 she was part of a ten-member delegation that worked with non-governmental organizations in Russia.
Sharon has served on numerous Boards of not-for-profit organizations; is a member of and has served on the Boards of NEAHP and AFP. She is also a sought-after presenter at regional, national and international conferences including BoardSource and Land Trust Alliance Rally.