Fundraising Retreats and Workshops for your Board

Easy Friendmaking and Fundraising Training for Board Members

Do you want to:

  • Fire-up and engage your board?

  • Create renewed vision and passion for the cause?

  • Motivate and organize your board members to take action in fundraising?

Then join me for this retreat workshop. Board members don’t want passive “training.” Instead they want real-world education to help them understand how fundraising works and where they fit in. They want to know how they can help.

This experimental format  will create a fired-up, engaged board of trustees ready to jump into action in fundraising. (no kidding!)

When we finish, your board will be excited about possibilities for your organization. What’s more, they’ll be eager to create the resources to make it happen.

Victoria Texas Symphony!

Want to hear directly from Gail herself?  

Listen to this short podcast in which she describes how she approaches boards to take them from fear of fundraising to enthusiasm.

How do we do this?

  • By changing your board members’ perception of fundraising from “asking for money” to “changing the world.”
  • By re-engaging board members in why they are serving and what they want to accomplish – and how much it will cost.
  • By directing everyone’s passion into friendmaking as well as fundraising.

Gail, you scored a home run in the warm, accessible manner you illustrated how each board member can play a key role in fundraising without asking for money.What made this retreat so special was the way you connected not only with the board members, but with the mission of the school. Your presentation was insightful, compelling and, in many ways, transformational. BRAVO!

Paul LernerGenesis School, Kansas City

I have never seen this group be more engaged and excited about fundraising – and believing we will be successful! We sure are on FIRE here after Gail’s retreat!

Deborah M. Johnson, CFREDirector of DevelopmentThe Pine School, Hobe Sound, FL

Here’s the rub: When non profit board members are fired up about the real change they want to make in the world, they are more willing to embrace fundraising. Each person on your board can find the right role in fundraising where they feel most comfortable.

Powerful Results. Your board members will:

  • Rediscover their vision for your organization
  • Recommit to what they really want to accomplish
  • Understand how friendmaking is more powerful than fundraising
  • Learn how they can support fundraising without having to directly solicit
  • Learn new skills and build confidence through upbeat, accessible education
  • Engage as a team, sharing in the process – and the success

Gail, loved your workshop, your enthusiasm and brilliance for the work and the material you presented. It was right on; and perfectly aligned for the needs of my organization.

Stanford Silverboard memberAlliance for Peacebuilding, Washington, DC

I have based this retreat on my book, Fired- Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action, which was praised as “the gold-standard guide for building successful boardsand “by far the best book …on how to involve board members in the entire process of fundraising.”

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy!

Our board left your retreat energized, confident and most importantly with a tangible action plan. And we secured two unanticipated great new board prospects in the process. As an Executive Director, your advice has been career changing for me.

Molly MatlockExecutive DirectorChatham County Arts Council

Thanks so much. Just want to let you know how much you inspired us!

Larry Chu Jr.board memberEl Camino Hospital Foundation, CA

Please take a look at the comments from board members and staff who have participated in my retreats.

And take a look at all the nonprofit organizations around the world that I’ve worked with.

Find out more: Why this approach is so much more powerful than anything else you’ve ever tried.

If you want to achieve this transformation with your own board, please fill out the contact form on the site or give us a call at 919-821-3050 at my office in Raleigh.

Gail is that special person who can motivate boards to fundraise by removing their fears and instilling within them with a renewed sense of purpose.

Gary McDonaldAmerica’s Second Harvest Food Bank, San Diego CA

Need a custom designed STRATEGIC PLANNING retreat?

I’m an expert facilitator who can bring groups to consensus and commitment and have fun at the same time. I PROMISE you that my strategic planning sessions are hands-on, hard-hitting and results-oriented!

I know I can help you create new energy, passion and commitment with your own board of trustees.

Do give me a call or shoot me an email!

We can’t thank you enough!  In fact, a new Board member who had never been a supporter wrote came in today and wrote a check for $1,000! I can hardly wait to see what new heights we can reach.  I think you did a great job of empowering them to think beyond where we have traditionally gone.  I am so grateful.

Belle LongJoel Lane House, Raleigh, NC