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Member | Board Bites: Boards & Fundraising

To further your knowledge of nonprofit board service, GCN Consulting is proud to launch Board Bites for 2021: regular, one-hour workshops concerning nonprofit board governance issues, designed for board members and the staff who work with them, and all free for GCN members.

This month’s topic: Boards and Fundraising
All board members must contribute to the nonprofit in terms of time, talent, and treasure. To ensure the board is where it needs to be in raising funds – that is, 100 percent participation – we’ll review board policies and practices that get boards contributing, including three levels of board giving and how to engage members in them. We will also cover peer to peer fundraising, helping board members understand this essential practice and how every one of them – not just the few with “connections” – can ask friends to contribute.

For years, GCN consultants have been providing board training, facilitated retreats, and annual board development plans for the simple reason that nonprofits are often too busy doing the mission work to devote the resources required to manage their board. That’s why, in this time of changing expectations, we’re launching the Board Bites series: So you can be the rock star that every organization needs – governing, raising money, and helping achieve the mission – without costing them extra time or effort.

Covering a different topic every month, we will maintain a focus on board roles and responsibilities before taking a deeper dive into one or more related issues (see the schedule below) through a facilitated discussion. Bring your questions, comments, and ideas, and be ready to share and learn from each other.



Program Stats:


May 13, 2021


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


Online Class
You will receive log-in information after registering for the course.

Registration Details

This program is free and exclusive to GCN member nonprofits. Member dues must be current when the meeting link is sent out the week of the session.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3080.

May 13, 2021

IMPORTANT: You must have a GCN.org account to register. You can create one here.

Want to register a board member who doesn't have an account? There are two ways:
• Ask them to create an account linked to your organization by using this form. (See this brief video for help.)
• OR someone at your organization with an existing account may register on their behalf by following these step-by-step instructions.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3080.