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Board Development Series: The "F" Word: Fundraising!

Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
In-person | Washington, DC

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Presented by The Foundation Center and Jovid Foundation 
A top complaint of Executive Directors is that their boards don’t fundraise enough (or at all!). Many board members want to help secure resources for the organization. However, many individuals join a board lacking fundraising skills or experience. Establishing a board culture of philanthropy takes intention, time, and training. 
This session will discuss: 

  • Importance of mission connection to fundraising
  • How recruitment aides board fundraising development
  • Strategies to make all board members organizational ambassadors
  • How to use the budget as a basic fundraising blueprint
  • Identifying fundraising roles for each board member
  • Board member personal giving
  • Ways to provide fundraising training.

Participants will receive a sample board commitment form and an individual member fundraising template.


Bob Wittig, Executive Director, Jovid Foundation 

While pursuing his MBA, Bob took a course on nonprofit management and was hooked! For the past 25 years, he has worked in the nonprofit sector wearing a lot of different hats.

Since 2002, Bob has been executive director of the Jovid Foundation in Washington, DC. In August 2017, he will become the first executive director for the Catalogue for Philanthropy. Prior to Jovid, Bob served as the executive director at Academy of Hope, development director at Joseph’s House and the direct marketing manager at Special Olympics International. In 1992, he was part of the first group of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Ukraine.

Bob has written articles for Charity Channel and was a contributing author to YOU and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers, and Provocateurs. He co-authored, Nonprofit Board Service for the GENIUS., with Susan Schaefer. 

Bob’s board service includes: founding board member of Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School (treasurer); All Souls Church Unitarian (treasurer); Workforce for Regional Collaboration; and the Ross Elementary School PTA (treasurer).

Register for both this session and Board Mechanics 101 and receive a $10 discount.


1627 K Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20006

This event is no longer available.

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