Feb. 20 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT

  • Free to members

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Conference Call Description

For our first of three conference calls in the Money and Marketing series focused on cultivating a successful fundraising board, we will address the never-ending question: How do I get my board to fundraise? We all want and need our boards to help us raise dollars and awareness for our missions, but building that culture of philanthropy isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Success in any job—paid or volunteer—starts with clear expectations. We’ll help you start conversations with board members and address the “give and/or get” expectation you have of them.

Join us for one, two, or all three sessions to hear what to do—or maybe what not to do—to cultivate a successful fundraising board.

Monthly Conference Call Series

Money and Marketing: Improving Your Organization’s Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications

Are you looking for knowledge on how to advance your mission? Join your fundraising and marketing colleagues from across the country for informal conversation designed to spark ideas. The format is relaxed and casual—just like sharing your ideas, questions, and wisdom with a friend and colleague at the end of a long day. Each conference call will be the third Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. CT.

Additional session topics will be coming later in the year. If you have a fundraising, marketing, or communications topic you want covered, email your idea to Tim Kobussen, director of network growth, engagement, and marketing.

Join the Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications Alliance Peer Exchange group to network and share solutions with colleagues around the country. Join now and access the group on myAlliance.

Learning Objectives

  • Common mistakes organizations make when trying to build fundraising boards
  • What to look for in potential board members
  • Strategies for helping board member candidates understand the board’s culture of philanthropy 
  • How to ask your board chair to support your philanthropy message among your board

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Members of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Alliance Peer Exchange group
  • Anyone interested in supporting their organization’s fundraising and marketing efforts


Len Iaquinta

Len Iaquinta, a veteran nonprofit expert, not only literally teaches the course on board membership, but has served on boards that have done this well. See where your organization falls and how you might do better, right from the start. 





Direct questions to Tim Kobussen, director of  marketing for organizational excellence at the Alliance.