Fundraising and Non-Profit Boards


7:30 am - 9:00 am Wednesday 18 October 2017

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BoardConnect provides services designed to support many types of non-profit community organisations across Australia, ensuring board members understand their responsibilities and govern their organisations for the best outcomes.

As the fundraising landscape becomes increasingly complex, non-profit board members are required more than ever to play a lead role in philanthropic activities.

This workshop explores the board’s relationship with fundraising and identifies contemporary methods to equip board members with essential fundraising skills. This event is for Board members, Senior Staff, Fundraising Managers, and Development Managers of non-profit organisations.

Key Outcomes

Presented by Margo Powell, Philanthropy Manager at Queensland University of Technology, this event will assist your organisation to:

  • Understanding relationship of the Chair and the Board member’s roles with fundraising
  • Know the current trends and data impacting non-profits
  • Gain practical solutions to equip Board members to be better fundraisers

As author of The Book of the Board, David shared his experience in board meeting planning and management. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice on individual issues.

About the Speaker

A qualified fundraising professional with over 20 years experience in the non-profit sector, Margo Powell comes with an impressive background in fundraising across the arts, health and medical research and higher education. As Philanthropy Manager at QUT she leads a large fundraising team with a goal to raise $135M for education, research and community programs.

Margo is active in the fundraising community – she enjoys her mentor role with Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA) and frequently presents to non-profit boards on fundraising and philanthropy. She consults independently to Board Connect and regularly hosts fundraising workshops and master classes. Margo is Board Director at Metro Arts and leads the ‘Friends of Metro’ fundraising committee. She is also a Board Director of MIFQ to provide strategic advice on fundraising initiatives. Margo’s wealth of expertise, strong network of elite donors and extensive fundraising skills are helping a number of new and experienced fundraisers establish winning solutions in increasingly complex environments.