From Nervous to Excited: Evolving Board Knowledge, Skill and Confidence
Board members shape the public’s perception of our organizations through their actions, reputations and leadership abilities. Members who use their reputation and leverage and successfully fulfill their responsibilities in raising funds help ensure the present and future of our success. Enthusiastic, dedicated and skillful involvement is irreplaceable. Board members may be nervous about fundraising – not because they cannot do it, but because they are unsure how to do it. This webinar will explore tactics and techniques for helping your board members reexamine their roles and responsibilities to they can develop the confidence to evolve from nervous – to excited!
Review and discuss the progression of Board member knowledge and skill development
Explore the linkage between board and volunteer roles and staff capacity
Receive and learn to use a pre and post assessment and planning tool
About the Presenter: Robbe Healey
Roberta (Robbe) A. Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE, has practiced philanthropic fundraising and non-profit organization management for more than forty years. She is an accomplished fund raising generalist with successful track record of establishing new development offices, board and volunteer training. She is VP for Philanthropy at Simpson Senior Services and a Founding Member of Aurora Philanthropic Consulting. She Chaired the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals International (AFP) 2009-10 and completed twelve years of Board service in December 2012. She is Chair of the AFP International Ethics Committee. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter/AFP named her the 2001 Fundraising Executive of the Year and AFP International awarded her the 2013 Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Leadership. She served as a founding member of the LeadingAge Philanthropy Network and Co-chair of the LeadingAge Philanthropy Cabinet. She earned a BS in Education from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts and an MBA from Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania where she is a member of the adjunct graduate Master of Public Administration faculty. She was the 75th individual to achieve the ACFRE, Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive credential and holds a Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrators License (NHA). Healey is a sought after international speaker and presenter, who earned the AFP Master Teacher designation in 2000, the first year it was awarded, and has been designated a Faculty Star by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). A Rotarian, she served as 2013-14 President of the Rotary Club of Greater West Chester Sunrise in West Chester, PA. She chairs the Boards of Directors of the Greater West Chester Sunrise Rotary Foundation and Westminster Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund.