Luncheon — Thursday, September 12, 2019

Boards and Fundraising – Why doesn’t your board fundraise?

Thursday, September 12, 2019 Luncheon Program

Networking, Introductions & Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Educational Program and Q&A: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pines Manor  |  Edison, New Jersey  |  Directions are available at

Advance Registration Rates:   AFP Members | $40     Non-Members | $60
Final Registration Rates:          AFP Members | $50     Non-Members | $70


Advance registration is recommended so you pay the lowest rate and are guaranteed a seat. We cannot guarantee seats for walk-ins. Advance registration rates end at 5 pm on Monday, September 9th. We must pay for No Shows, so you will be charged if you cancel after Monday, September 9th. Cancellations must be via email.

Boards and Fundraising  – Why doesn’t your board fundraise?
Target Audience

New to the profession; Mid-Level; Senior/Advanced; General Interest

Michael Davidson
Board Coach
[ Bio ]

It is well accepted that board membership carries with it the responsibility to actively engage in fundraising. It is nonetheless a continual challenge for every organization to motivate that engagement. There are two fundamental barriers, either of which may the impediment for your board:

  • They don’t really care enough
  • They are too anxious

This program will address three questions, the answers to which can help to meet this challenge.

  • Why would board members want to fundraise?
  • Why do they resist fundraising?
  • How can board fundraising engagement be structured to minimize resistance and lead to maximum value?


Special Thanks to Our Luncheon Sponsor