Seamless Board Engagement: Your Board and Fundraising
As you prepare to raise funds this fall, you can’t do it alone. You need your Board members to be active members of your fundraising team. How do you get them to help you in ways that they are most comfortable and prove most beneficial to meeting your development goals? Come meet Consultants Amy Nisenson and Nannette Shor who will give you some helpful tips on engaging your Board in fundraising.
Amy Nisenson -
Amy’s consulting expertise includes strategic planning, board development/governance work, board and staff meeting facilitation, organizational development, and resource development. Her over 35 years as a senior philanthropy professional includes work on both sides of philanthropy- as a nonprofit executive and development professional and as a corporate and foundation grant maker. Amy brings her unique experiences in both asking and giving along with strategic thinking, sensible fiscal management, effective communication and facilitation to her consulting work. Amy is also a Certified Governance Trainer with Board Source and is trained in nonprofit Board education.
Along with her work as a consultant, Amy serves as the Executive Director of the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, which is a private-independent foundation that grants more than $5-7 million annually to nonprofits in the Commonwealth of Virginia for capital projects. Amy also teaches classes in nonprofit management including grant writing, navigating support from corporations and foundations, and board development at many universities and programs throughout the State.
Nannette Shor -
For more than 30 years Nannette has worked for the betterment of non-profits in the areas of fundraising, donor stewardship, financial management and leadership. Professionally, Nannette spent the last 3 years as the Director of Development for the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, growing its reach and financial health as a new organization to one of Richmond’s outstanding non-profits. Prior to that Nannette worked at the American Heart Association in a national role in corporate relations, building cause marketing partnerships.
Nannette has taken her vast experience and now consults with fundraising professionals and non-profits interested in growing their financial resources. Her areas of expertise include Fundraising strategy and planning, event financial growth, board and key volunteer engagement and development, strategizing and achieving organizational financial goals, individual donor cultivation and corporate relationship development.