Volunteers/Boards of Directors

Strategies for Improving Volunteer Retention

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: January 10, 2017
Presented by B.J. Bischoff --- Volunteering in the U.S. is at a 12-year low, with less than one in four people regularly volunteering in their communities. This low number of volunteers is compounded by the unfortunate reality that one-third of all volunteers who volunteer in one year do not continue to volunteer in the following year. Far too many organizations focus on recruiting new volunteers to meet their needs when the solution could simply be in doing a better job of retaining existing volunteers.
Strategies for Improving Volunteer Retention

Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: October 11, 2016
Presented by Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE --- Are you planning a board retreat but not quite sure what to include on the agenda? Have you had board retreats before where board members walk away without a plan or next steps? Are you considering whether or not to hire an outside facilitator? Not sure how to provide fundraising training to your board members? If so, this webinar will walk you through the 3 essential steps to having a fantastic board retreat, so your board members walk away energized, rejuvenated, and ready to help raise funds!
Three Steps to a Fantastic Board Retreat

Engage Your Board in Fundraising

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: August 9, 2016
Presented by Sandy Rees, CFRE --- In the small shop, fundraising can be a big job. Having a Board that is involved in raising money can make a huge impact and help you raise hundreds of thousands more than you can do alone. Unfortunately, many nonprofit organizations struggle with Boards that are well-meaning but reluctant and inexperienced in fundraising. In this training, we'll uncover the reasons why Board members won't help with fundraising and how to overcome them.
Engage Your Board in Fundraising

Engaging Your Board in Fundraising for the Small Shop

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: May 20, 2015
Presented by Sandy Rees, CFRE  --- In the small shop, fundraising can be a big job. Having a Board that is involved in raising money can make a huge impact and help you raise hundreds of thousands more than you can do alone. Unfortunately, many nonprofit organizations struggle with Boards that are well-meaning but reluctant and inexperienced in fundraising. In this training, we'll uncover the reasons why Board members won't help with fundraising and how to overcome them.
Engaging Your Board in Fundraising for the Small Shop

Presented by Andrea McManus, CFRE  --- We may be great at cultivating relationships with our donors but are we equally as great at building and nurturing a philanthropic culture top to bottom in our organizations? And if we are not focusing on this then why are we not? If organizational culture reflects the way an organization operates, and if the unique nature of non-profit organizations is a reliance on philanthropy to fulfill their mission, and if fund development is the engine that drives philanthropy – then why do so many organizations fail to understand the value of understanding how a 'philanthropic' (not fundraising!) culture is crucial to have woven throughout the organization? Why are we relegating ourselves into that dreadful 'silo' and not taking every possible step to increase philanthropic investment in our organization?
Getting Your Organization on Board with Fundraising: Weaving a Philanthropic Culture

Firing Lousy Board Members - And Helping the Others Succeed

By: AFP SE WI Administrator
Date: February 28, 2014
Presented by Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE --- Yes, your organization should fire non-performing board members. Of course, that means you have to define what is good and not so good. And you need ways to fire them that don't cause pain – to them or your organization. Join this workshop to learn the secrets to this tricky business.
Firing Lousy Board Members - And Helping the Others Succeed