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April 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. The California Endowment, Oakland Presented by the John Burton Foundation & California Coalition for Youth Every Board Member.

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1 April 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. The California Endowment, Oakland Presented by the John Burton Foundation & California Coalition for Youth Every Board Member is a Fundraiser Regional Training

2 Outline of Presentation  Theory versus Reality  Getting the Most from the Board you Have  Are You Ready for a New Board?  How Do You Find and Recruit the Right Board Members?  Q and A

3 Today’s Presenters  Michele Byrnes, John Burton Foundation  Debbie Raucher, John Burton Foundation  Heather Dearing, California Coalition for Youth  Judith Lurie Stotland, John Burton Foundation

4 Theory versus Reality: Three Myths  The Ideal Fundraising Board  This Will Make My Life Easier  My Board Doesn’t Know Anybody

5 Getting the Most From the Board You Have  Why bother?  Did anyone tell them fundraising was a requirement?  Neither you nor they know what they know - yet

6 Getting the Most From the Board You Have (con’t) Motivation - WIIFMs :  Tie to  Shared Vision  Fiduciary Roles  Competition among board members  Meaningful work besides fundraising  Tools

7 Getting the Most From the Board You Have (con’t) Identifying and Leveraging Different Skills  Differing Funding Streams  Special Case: Consumers on Your Board  Community Outreach  Donor Retention

8 Do You Have the Right Board?  Board Rotation  Campaign Committee  Critical Mass Of Fundraisers  Are You Ready for a More Aggressive Board?

9 Are You Ready for A New Board?  What Do Your Meetings Look Like?  What Is The Cohort They’ll Come Into?  Are You Ready For Strong Opinions? Unsolicited Advice? Sporadic Attendance?  Can You Devise And Actually Use Measurable Outcomes?

10 How Do You Find The Right Board Members?  Formal Process:  Job Description  Interviews  Resume  Committees First  Diversity  Network

11 Project Announcements  Organizational Assessments  Upcoming Web Seminars  Leadership & Policy Roundtables  Annual Meeting

12 Questions or comments? Judi Stotland John Burton Foundation (415)


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