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How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Board

Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  PT

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Are you struggling to engage your board? Want to train them to fundraise on behalf of your organization? Or maybe you want to better define the roles between your executive director, development staff, and board?

Making the most of your Board of Directors and enabling them to work well with you is critically important regardless of the size of your organization. This training will share a toolkit of best practices when working with your board as well as tangible ways to improve your board today!


  • Learn best practices for engaging board members in fundraising
  • Understand how to commit your board to meeting their responsibilities and hold them accountable
  • Acquire key next steps for enhancing board engagement

Bonus Materials:

  • Board commitment form
  • Board self-assessment
  • Board sphere of influence form

Intended audience: This session is designed for fundraising professionals and nonprofit leaders who work regularly with their Board of Directors and are interested in enhancing their board’s effectiveness.


Bringing more than 16 years of professional and volunteer fundraising experience, Emma started Pilot Peak Consulting in 2014. She has worked with over 50 nonprofits in her career on a broad range of projects from planning to implementation, coaching and interim services. Most recently, Emma was the vice president for Fundraising and Development at Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI). Before OAI, Emma was a consultant with Changing Our World (CW). During her tenure at these two nationally recognized fundraising consulting firms, she helped many nonprofit organizations augment their strategies and improve their fundraising activities. 
Emma holds an MPA from American University in Nonprofit Management and a BA from Connecticut College. In her free time, Emma is an avid marathoner and three-time Ironman triathlete, volunteers for her alma mater, The Ellis School for Girls, and Girls on the Run, and enjoys photography and being outdoors. 

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