Sep 12 Workshop: How to Get Your Board Engaged in – and Excited About – Fundraising!

  • excited boyFrustrated with board members saying that they’ll help – only to see nothing happen?
  • Tired of fundraising being an afterthought at board meetings?
  • Waiting for the day when others will be as excited about fundraising as you once were?

Fundraising success depends on many critical factors, not the least of which is having a collaborative approach to the fundraising process. For philanthropy to be truly fulfilling for donors (thus assuring that they will continue their contributions and become a sustaining source of funds for the organization) the following collaborative mindsets must exist:

  • Program staff is committed to measuring impact and collecting stories.
  • The chief executive for the organization embraces their role as the chief asker.
  • The board regularly discusses fundraising and embraces their role as ambassadors.
  • Support staff recognize unique needs of fundraising and work collaboratively to meet those needs.
  • Fundraising professionals seek out partnerships and approach planning as a joint effort.

In this presentation, we’ll explore what you’ll need to know to build a collaborative approach within your organization – regardless of what your official role is.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize primary barriers to boards members becoming more engaged in fundraising
  • Identify the five different bodies of knowledge you will need to be familiar with
  • Learn a successful framework to implement with your board to begin the development of a collaborative approach


When: September 12, 9am – 11am

Where: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, corner of Frankfort and State

Speakers: Kirsten Bullock and Lin Schussler-Williams

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About Your Speakers:

Lin Schussler-Williams

2white backgroundAs a speaker, coach and author, Lin teaches a thinking technology that changes perspectives and increases results. For over 10 years, Lin has worked with individuals, groups, business owners and sales people, helping them build their dreams, accelerate their results, and create richer, more fulfilling lives.

Named to internationally acclaimed Moody’s 50 Favorite People of 2012, Lin is the author of 9 Little Words to Change Your Results and a contributor to the groundbreaking collaborative book 50 Seeds of Greatness.

In addition to being a certified coach, Lin is a certified conflict resolution trainer and Healthy Congregations facilitator, has a B.A. in Religion, an MBA, and has had a successful career in sales, non-profit Lin's book covermanagement and coaching.

Lin is a recognized speaker on topics from sales and networking success to creating lives of balance and prosperity. Lin offers inspiring workshops to sold-out audiences as well as transformational in-depth coaching programs that help clients achieve the perspective of possibility and new levels of success.

She is a mom to three powerful teachers and a grateful wife to her husband Mike who is her family’s rock.

Kirsten Bullock

Kirsten BullockKirsten Bullock, CFRE, MBA  is an author, speaker and fundraising consultant who works with entrepreneurial nonprofit leaders to help them involve more people in their organizations and raise the money they need. She earned her designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive in 2002. Since 1995, Kirsten has worked with health care organizations, social service providers, national and local ministries, and international membership associations. These have included organizations such as AIDS Interfaith Ministries of Kentuckiana, Presbyterian Women National Offices, Community Health Centers, Inc. and the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation.

Kirsten is currently serving as immediate past president of the Association for Fundraising Professionals Greater Louisville Chapter. She is an AFP Master Trainer and has presented for the Indiana Library Federation, Business First (Louisville), Kairos Prison Ministry International, Steward’s Staff and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. In addition, she is the author of Simple Steps to Growing Your Donors and is the general editor of and a contributing author to The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits.

Kirsten is a licensed fundraising consultant in Kentucky. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s of Business Administration. When not working to equip and empower people in the nonprofit sector, Kirsten sculpts, is attempting to learn to speak Danish and enjoys living in historic New Albany, Indiana with her husband Rob.