Board members benefit from the view of an
independent third party who speaks a language they
can understand. Barbara Levy will help ease the
concerns of your board by helping them adopt
practices that are comfortable and productive.
Further, she will challenge the status quo thinking
and provide inspiration and motivation for change.
Board trainings are available in several different
formats. Consider the following:
Dinner, evening and the following half day.
In this format, there is time for both work and
social activity in the late afternoon and evening.
The social time permits people to feel more
comfortable as they begin their work together the
This format may be held in a hotel or other local
conference facility. An advantage to selecting an
out of town site is that people are less likely to
be distracted by local calls or appointments.
A single day-long retreat
This format provides for some good solid work with a
lunch break in the middle.
Board Meeting Trainings
In this format, board members participate in a
training during a regularly scheduled board meeting.
The advantage of this format is that the time has
already been scheduled. By scheduling several of
these meetings in succession board members have the
opportunity to implement new ideas and to report on
their success or challenges.
What do staff members need most?
Time for renewal is something we all need.
Development and Senior staff of non profit
organizations find it essential to step back out of
the daily pressure cooker, to discuss and acquire a
new perspective on practices and issues. Staff
training provides that opportunity.
Training might take the form of a one day workshop
or a weekend retreat. Staff members are energized by
getting out of the daily grind and taking the time
to develop strategies that address their challenges
and offer new approaches to their work. They are
better focused on achieving organizational goals.
Such training can unify a staff and create a much
more productive and effective approach to their
Have you ever wished for time to think things
through and a knowledgeable colleague with whom to
sift through your ideas and thoughts? The
mentor/advisor program can open new vistas for you
and provide you new energy.
This program is suited to address most issues of
organizational development or fundraising,
Identifying Major Gift Prospects
Developing Donor Relationships
Training Board & Staff in Solicitation
Providing Language to Use in Solicitation
Enhancing Donor Relationships
Strengthening Board/Staff Relationships
Developing Effective Boards
Creating the Development Plan
Getting People Involved
Getting the Word Out
Additional issues faced by your organization
can revitalize your development program and provide
your organization with lasting benefits that help you
establish and nourish productive donor relationships.