AFP DC, Washington D.C. Metro Area Chapter: Advanced Executives SessionMarch 8, 2013
The tension between fundraisers and their bosses, both lay and professional, is often attributable to the absence of a common understanding about the board's role in resource development. For the fundraising executive, the board's ability and willingness to “give and get” are critical measures in gauging the charity's capacity to serve its mission. Therefore, the Chief Development Officer may lobby hard to appoint to the board people of affluence and influence regardless of their prior involvement in or knowledge of the organization.
For the CEO, on the other hand, the equation is usually more complex. She/he must juggle with imperatives that frequently are contradictory: Federal, state or local government mandates concerning board composition; the need to recruit individuals with skills and experience to provide the necessary expertise relevant to the organization's mission and priorities; the need to develop the governance leadership echelon by having people acquire institutional knowledge at the committee level before appointing them to the governing board; and yes, the need to garner philanthropic support.
Against the background of these differing perspectives, what is the best recipe for building the optimal board for your organization and how can the Chief Development Officer be an effective interlocutor in the process?
|When:||Friday, March 8, 2013
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Networking Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Educational Program: 8:30 - 10:00 am
5th Floor Conference Room
1152 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Metro: Farragut North (red line) or McPherson Square (blue/orange lines)
|Registration Fee:||Register by 2/18/2013: Members: $30
Register by 3/1/2013: Members: $40
Register after 3/2/2013: Members: $50
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This session is perfect for "decision makers" in an organization including CEO's, Chief Development Officers, and others with responsibility for Planned Giving, Capital Campaigns, Major Gifts, Annual Giving, Foundation/Corporate Relations, consultants and board chairs.