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Your Board and Fundraising with guest speaker Ed Rossman

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  ET
In-person | Cleveland Heights, OH

Learn how to engage your board in fundraising at this special program at Cleveland Heights - University Heights Public Library, and hear from an expert on how to work with your board to seek new revenue sources.

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, Ed Rossman, author of 40+ New Revenue Sources for Libraries and Nonprofits will speak about best ways to engage your board in new revenue generation.


About the Presenter:

Ed Rossman has been involved with libraries and broadcasting since 1980. Currently he is an adult service librarian in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and is a member of and past chair of the Business Reference in Public Libraries committee of BRASS. He is the author of Castles Against Ignorance: How to Make Libraries Great Educational Environments (2006). He has taught courses on the internet and mass media for the Kent State School of Journalism, and is currently teaching online courses on Business Writing for libraries at Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science. As a business manager of radio stations in two major markets, he coordinated dozens of sponsorship campaigns, as well as produced over 200 hours of sponsored specialty programming.

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.

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2345 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

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