Your Board and Fundraising with special guest Paul Putman, Cleveland Foundation
Monday, July 09, 2012 10:00 am
Classroom | Cleveland, OH
Learn how to engage your board in fundraising, and learn some best practices from Paul Putman of The Cleveland Foundation.
It's the job of the board of trustees to ensure that an organization has the resources it needs to advance its mission. Successful fundraising occurs when a nonprofit's volunteer leadership is enthusiastically engaged in the process, and when the board of directors and the professional staff work together in a strategic and coordinated way.
This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover:
- The role of your board
- Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns
- Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities
- Tips for strengthening your fundraising board
Following the class, learn from Paul Putman, program officer from The Cleveland Foundation, who will discuss the importance of an active board from the funder’s perspective. Come with your questions and learn best practices and suggestions for enhancing your board's effectiveness.
About the presenter:
Paul Putman works as both a reviewer and an advocate within community responsive grantmaking at The Cleveland Foundation by focusing on efforts to strengthen nonprofit organizations and improve access to services for underserved populations. Prior to joining the foundation, Paul was the manager of the Center for Leadership and Service at Cleveland State University, where he coordinated leadership development and service-learning experiences for CSU’s 15,000 students.
Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling 216-861-1933 x325. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.
Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call 216-861-1933.