The CEO’s Role in Fundraising

Are you facing high turnover rates in your fundraising staff? Poor partnerships with the CEO are one of the main reasons development professionals cite for leaving. How do you keep your team together? A successful approach to fundraising requires a strong, trust-based relationship between the CEO, the organization’s chief fundraiser, and Board Members.

In this interactive session, participants will learn tools to strengthen their collaborative fundraising skills, and entice even the most reluctant solicitor to excel—and even enjoy asking for a gift. Participants will learn how to constructively provide feedback and coach their partner on their solicitation approach—and have fun while doing so.

Whether you are a CEO, CDO, DOD, Major Gift Officer, or Board member, this presentation will offer some easy tools to employ to create a collaborative and productive partnership between the corner office and the development office.

This session counts as 1.5 pts towards CFRE accreditation.

This session is part of our Brown Bag Lunch Series. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

American Sign Language interpreters or other communication access accommodations are available upon request. Please submit any accommodations requests to Andrew Robinson, Program Manager, 434-951-9042 or
Topic Philanthropy
When Friday, July 20, 2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Where Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Trainer Virginia Thumm, Virginia Fundraising Consultants
Member Fee $0.00
Non-Member Fee $10.00
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