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Training Course

Moving Your Board Beyond Events-Based Fundraising

Recorded Webinar
60-90 minutes

When it comes to engaging board members in fundraising, special events are familiar territory. At their best, board members rally to find sponsors, sell tickets, and network like pros at the event itself. Afterwards, they may exhale and sit back for much of the year until gala time rolls around again. There is an alternative to this cycle. Learn how to turn events into a launching point for your board members to recruit new supporters (particularly for major gifts), deepen existing relationships, and get out and ask year-round. In this webinar, Judy Levine from Cause Effective will share her lessons from years of helping boards move toward building long-term donor relationships, using events as only one of many strategies in their year-round friend-raising arsenal.


  • Develop fundraising strategies for your board
  • Identify opportunities to cultivate board relationships with donors
  • Understand fundraising as a necessary part of board governance


  • CEOs/Executive Directors
  • Development Officers
  • Communications Officers

Judy Levine, Cause Effective's Executive Director since 2006, has over 30 years of experience as a nonprofit management advisor. At Cause Effective since 1993 and as an independent consultant, Judy has trained and consulted with well over 1,000 nonprofit organizations on issues in fund diversification, donor engagement, and Board and organizational development. Judy has worked across many organizational cultures and is expert at tailoring consultations in order to meet the needs of different audiences. Judy helped create many of the methodologies that Cause Effective uses today, specifically in the areas of resource and organizational expansion. 

Gregory Cohen joined Cause Effective as a Senior Associate in 2006, and became Associate Director in 2016.  He has provided coaching and training to the board and staff of hundreds of clients, primarily in the areas of fundraising planning, individual donor development and governance. He specializes in converting resistant boards into becoming competent and effective fundraisers.

How it works:

Within one business day of your registration, you will receive an e-mail with a link to create your online account at our eLearning platform, Bridge. Bridge is mobile- and desktop-friendly and only requires a web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, or the latest version of Internet Explorer). Visit Bridge for more information on accessing courses, on navigating through a course and on technical requirements.

You will have access to the recording for 30 days after enrollment.

This course qualifies for 1.5 CFRE Education Credits.


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