Simple Ways To Save Your Struggling Board For Fundraising Season

Nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will give his refreshingly honest take on how/why boards go bad. You will learn real-world strategies to help your board stop struggling.

What You'll Learn

  • What does research reveal about how nonprofit boards deteriorate?
  • Why is board dysfunction a rampant problem across the nonprofit sector?
  • Why do boards underperform?
  • What board development tactics are most nonprofits overlooking?
  • How should you handle various types of toxic board members?
  • How can you overcome resistance to improvement initiatives?
  • What secrets can you apply to make your board a long-term fundraising factory?
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Training Overview

Reinvigorate your board in time for fundraising season. Discover 7 simple strategies to stop struggling.

You need engaged board members now more than ever. It’s time for the busy fundraising season, and you are counting on them to cultivate donors, win major gifts, and motivate the team. Despite your enthusiasm, they seem to have lost interest, energy, and optimism. When they are not complaining, they are arguing. They have high expectations for the organization’s results but are unwilling to help achieve them.

There are straightforward ways you can turn around even the worst board situation. You can apply proven solutions to eliminate your stress and feelings of helplessness.

  • What does research reveal about how nonprofit boards deteriorate?
  • Why is board dysfunction a rampant problem across the nonprofit sector?
  • Why do boards underperform?
  • What board development tactics are most nonprofits overlooking?
  • How should you handle various types of toxic board members?
  • How can you overcome resistance to improvement initiatives?
  • What secrets can you apply to make your board a long-term fundraising factory?
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Who Should Attend?
  • Nonprofit chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Development staff
  • Program directors
  • Consultants
  • Legal counsel
  • Senior management
  • Marketing staff
  • Financial staff
  • Training managers
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Derik Timmerman
  • Founder of Sparrow Nonprofit Solutions
  • Former management consultant at McKinsey & Company
  • Served as a US Army Intelligence Officer with two combat deployments
  • Successfully raised over $3 million in funds
  • Board member at numerous nonprofits
  • Served as an Executive Pastor
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
  • Derik graduated in the top 10% of his West Point class
  • Masters in Divinity from Liberty University
  • In the dissertation phase of a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary