How to Build a Fundraising Board

Wednesday, March 18
1 to 2 p.m.

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Today more than ever, nonprofit boards are expected to raise significant amounts of money. The Curtis Group’s extensive work with nonprofits has provided us the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of nonprofit boards of different sizes and levels of experience. Led by Executive Vice President Wendy McGrady and Client Manager Marissa Monell, this webinar will bring that experience to the table and help participants better understand:

  • The key traits to look for in potential board members
  • ​The board’s role in major gift fundraising
  • How to orient your board and prepare them for their role in fundraising
  • The importance of board leadership and why it is essential to successful fundraising

What We Are Hearing

I think what’s most encouraging is that we’re seeing more of our board members asking, ‘How can I do even more?’ With help from The Curtis Group, we have set the stage for a healthy and energized board.

– Deborah Stitzer-Brame, Executive Director, Edmarc Hospice for Children

The Curtis Group’s ability to come alongside our volunteer leadership and key staff has contributed significantly to the success of YMCA of South Hampton Roads’ redefining our philanthropic strategy and has helped rejuvenate our fundraising efforts at all levels.

– Billy George,  Former President and CEO, YMCA of South Hampton Roads

Meet Your Experts

Wendy McGrady has more than 30 years of development and marketing experience, many of them for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Much of Wendy’s work takes place behind the scenes working directly with clients, but she has also become a sought-after presenter and speaker on the topic of enhancing nonprofit development capacity and other fundraising issues. She has served on the faculty of Tidewater Community College’s Academy for Nonprofit Excellence, University of Richmond’s Institute on Philanthropy, and has spoken at the Hudson Institute, as well as Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters across the region.
Marissa Monell  is inspired by the critical role of philanthropy in nonprofit organizations and the work that they do to build healthy and vibrant communities. She has played an integral role in fundraising for several arts & culture nonprofits, including the American Alliance of Museums, and brings experience with nonprofit consulting, event fundraising, prospect research and project management. Marissa holds a Master of Arts degree in museum studies from George Washington University, focused on museum management and leadership. She also earned a Graduate Certificate in nonprofit management during her time at George Washington University.