Advancement Advisors Group

Advancing Your Skills:
Engaging Your Board in Fundraising

Friday, October 2, 2020

Learn practical ways to turn your board members’ passion into action, dispel the negative myths about fundraising, and provide the tools for success. Through discussion and exercises participants will leave this interactive session ready to engage their board more actively, strategically and successfully in the fundraising process.

This course is designed for fundraising staff and board members who want to be more successful at fundraising for their organization.

Participants will explore:

  • Reframing the roles and responsibilities of the board and the fundraising committee
  • How to overcome objections
  • Easy ways to engage your board members for fundraising success

Register now and bring a board member or volunteer! Class size is limited, so please register early.

Friday, October 2, 2020
9:00 am – Noon
CoLab 18
Nova Place
100 South Commons, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Cost: $50
Beverages and snacks provided

SPECIAL OFFER for class participants ONLY: two-hour consultation OR one-hour board training by Maureen and Richard for only $300 (half off the regular cost). Take advantage of this special offer when you complete the registration form.

Course Faculty

Maureen Mahoney Hill, CFRE
Principal, Advancement Advisors

With strategy, creativity and integrity, Maureen Mahoney Hill, CFRE, counsels nonprofit clients to help them meet – and often exceed – their fundraising goals. Since starting her consulting practice in 2006, she has helped clients raise $16 million, bringing her career fundraising total to more than $40 million.

As a Principal with Advancement Advisors, Maureen builds fundraising, communications and marketing capacity in nonprofit organizations. Her practice focuses on board training and development; coaching; planning and strategy development for major and planned gifts; fundraising plans; and audits and feasibility studies.

A long-time Certified Fund Raising Executive, Maureen recently added to her credentials by achieving the status of Master Trainer with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Her vast knowledge and dynamic style make her a sought-after speaker. She was one of the featured speakers at the Big 12 Development Conference in 2017 and has given presentations at numerous nonprofit and philanthropy conferences in the region. Among the topics she is most frequently asked to address are fundraising trends, major and planned gifts, individual giving and development audits.

Richard Reed

Richard Reed retired from the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy at the end of 2017 after nine years as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Richard began his association with conservancy as a volunteer board member and served as chair of the board from 2004 to 2008. Prior to working at the Conservancy, Richard served as Executive Vice President of The Pittsburgh Foundation, where he was responsible for the foundation’s daily operations. Previously, he worked as the Vice President for Development and Public Affairs for Pressley Ridge. He has also consulted with local nonprofits on capital campaigns and strategic planning. 

Richard has been an active member of the Pittsburgh philanthropic and nonprofit community for more than 30 years. During that time he served as chair of the board of Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania and The Ellis School, along with serving on the board and committees of numerous other organizations including the Fund for Advancement of Minorities through Education (FAME), Our Clubhouse, The Neighborhood Academy, and the Pressley Ridge Foundation.