3 Key Strategies to Maximize Your Board’s Fundraising Mindset
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Pacific)
Via Zoom
For many boards fundraising is truly an “f” word—and not in a good way.  Yet, it is inherent in a board’s governance duty to ensure that their organization is financially sustainable and has access to funding.  Fundraising is one of –if not THE--biggest priorities of any nonprofit but it is the #1 cause of complaint by both CEOs and Boards. Learn the three top reasons why board members don’t fundraise and how to change their mindsets. Join Kim Olpin (she/her), Executive Director at Jericho Road Pasadena, and Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE (she/her), Principal, Windmill Hill Consulting, as they share key steps you need to have in place to build your team of volunteer leaders; to train them and manage their expectations for success; and to determine the roles every Board member can—and should—play in creating a strong culture of giving within your organization--all through a lens of improving diversity and inclusion around the board table. 
Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Founder and Principal, Windmill Hill Consulting, LLC
Barbara has thirty years of annual fund, major gifts, and campaign fundraising experience at major non-profit organizations including Harvard University, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Oxford University in England, and the American Red Cross.  
Her consulting firm, Windmill Hill Consulting, helps non-profit organizations of all sizes cut through the noise and develop a profitable fundraising strategy that focuses on the resources, skills and tactics they need to build more effective donor relationships and catapult their revenue.  
She serves as past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Washington DC Metro Chapter and as a former member of the Advisory Panel for Rogare, The Fundraising Think Tank in the U.K.  She is a frequent and sought-after presenter at national and international conferences. In 2020, she joined the faculty at the University of Maryland’s Do Good Institute teaching nonprofit fundraising.  
Kim Olpin, Executive Director, Jericho Road Pasadena
Kim Olpin (She/Her), is the current Executive Director at Jericho Road Pasadena (JRP). JRP's mission is to bridge communities by matching the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of community-based nonprofit organizations to promote community development, strengthen social services, and enrich the lives of volunteers. JRP also hosts capacity building trainings around Board Effectiveness and provides a board matching service for local nonprofits. Kim has 15 years of non-profit experience that includes running health clinics in the jungles of Panama, organizing LA River Clean-Ups, and fundraising at Audubon California. Previously, Kim was the V.P. of Corporate Engagement at L.A. Works. In that position, she helped corporations positively impact their communities through a variety of volunteer-based service projects. Kim strongly believes in the power of community and bringing people together. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and a Master's in Nonprofit Management from California State University, Northridge.
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