Help! My Board is Afraid to Fundraise

Is your organization struggling to engage Board members in fundraising? Join us to learn how to define the Board's role in fundraising and hold members accountable. 

Learning Objectives

  • Define the role of your current and future Board members in fundraising activities
  • Understand tools and techniques to engage your Board of Directors in fundraising
  • Develop a transition plan and accountability measures for fundraising


During this introductory session and discussion you’ll learn how to engage Board of Directors in your organization’s fundraising efforts. Participants will have an opportunity to think through the different elements of engagement starting with defining the role of Board members in fundraising activities. From there, you’ll learn how to implement the best approach for your organization and hold Board members accountable. 




Executive Directors, Development Directors, Board Chairs, Board Nominating Chairs, Board Development Committee Chairs


Jan Bandrofchak has been a professional fundraiser for over 25 years serving a wide range of nonprofit organizations. She is currently a fundraising consultant with Madden Hosea & Associates. She has an undergrad degree from Michigan State University in Medical Technology and a Master’s degree in biology from Rhode Island College. Jan has served on numerous nonprofit Boards of Directors including the Outpost Performance Space, SANE & AAUW. She is a long time member of the NM Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served in many leadership roles including Chapter President.

Pam Hurd-Knief, CFRE, has been a professional fundraiser for over 30 years and has served in a wide range of organizations including 20 years with the University of New Mexico. She is currently the Planned Giving Associate with WESST. Pam has an undergrad degree in Economics from Juniata College, and MSW from Penn State, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of PA, an MA in Philanthropy & Development from St. Mary’s University. Pam has been a member of the NM Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for 25 years; she served as Chapter President. Pam was also an elected member of the AFP International Ethics Committee.  She has served on over 20 ABQ nonprofit Boards including current service on the Boards of Albuquerque Community Foundation, Albuquerque Museum Foundation, and Adelante Development Center. 

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence often takes photos during our trainings to share on social media. If you prefer not to be photographed, please let us know in the Special Needs field when you register. 

January 30, 2018 9:00 AM   through   10:30 AM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States

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Phone: 505-247-3671
Registration $ 15.00

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