Dave Sternberg on Developing a Great Board of Directors and Strengthening an Organization

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Dave Sternberg is a fundraising professional and trainer to organizations on fundraising, board development, and organizational strength. As a Partner of Loring, Sternberg, and Associations, he provides counsel to educational foundations, social service organizations, higher education, children's groups, membership organizations, and others. He is a member of the faculty at The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University's Fund Raising School and a Governance Consultant for BoardSource. 

Dave authored the second edition of Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards.  He is a frequent trainer and speaker on the subject. Dave helped author a training course in partnership with BoardSource called Purposeful Boards, Powerful Fundraising. In this interview, Dave discusses in detail some of the training methods and tactics for building a powerful board of directors, and becoming a highly functioning fund raising organization.  

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW:

In this interview, we discuss:

  1. How to raise money the right way.  
  2. How to attract board members that are engaged and active fundraisers.
  3. Why the board of directors is the most important element of any organization. 
  4. How to identify strong leaders and build a strong board of directors from scratch.
  5. Examples of the best practices from highly efficient nonprofit organizations. 

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

"The one constant among the most effective nonprofit organizations is a strategically assembled, accountable board of directors who are engaged, making donations, and raising money" 

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW:

  1. Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Fund Raising School 
  2. BoardSource for board many important development resources.
  3. Annenberg Alchemy program in Los Angeles. 
  4. Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards book by Dave Sternberg. 
  5. Loring, Sternberg & Associates to learn more and contact Dave. 

 

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