Building Dynamic Boards Retreat | Scottsdale, AZ | April 23, 2020


We don’t just tell you what you need to do, we teach you how to do it!

April 23rd, 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ


Are you tired of expecting more from your board than you get? This is the event for you.

Funding For Good, Inc. is excited to bring to our one-day Building Dynamic Boards Retreat to Scottsdale, AZ on April 23, 2020.

Mandy Pearce and Marie Palacios will lead an interactive day of training for board members and executive staff who are seeking practical and proven tools to mobilize engage and empower your board. Registration includes all sessions, materials, lunch and there is free parking on the premises. Seats are limited!

What we’ll cover:

Session 1 | Building Board Expectations  – This workshop will offer a refresher on board roles and responsibilities before delving into strategies to personalize expectations for your board. Participants will walk away with tools designed to get your board off the sidelines and into an active leadership role. Strategies you learn will help you quickly identify ideal board prospects and fully engage your board.

Session 2 | Where the Board Ends and the Staff Begins: Building Bridges Through Effective Communication – Are you a new or emerging nonprofit leader who is working to create an effective and positive board/staff relationship?

Do you struggle to keep the board and staff on the same page?

Are you excited about transitions happening within your organization and ready to model positive leadership so you can grow an a-list board?

This interactive workshop will guide participants through conversations and exercises that clarify the roles and responsibilities of board members vs. those of staff, and provide effective strategies for conflict resolution within the organization.

Session 3 | Effective Fundraising with Your Board – Nonprofit organizations must continually look for new funding sources and ways to support their services and mission. This workshop reviews a board’s primary role in fundraising in the fundraising process, breaks down key strategies for successful campaigns, and outlines best practices for donor development.

This interactive workshop is fast-paced and actively engages every member of your team in messaging, key fundraising processes, and skills. Your board and staff will benefit from targeted fundraising strategies and will be challenged to put newly learned skills to use immediately so that your bank account starts filling up within 90 days!

Session 4 | Crafting Your Ask – This workshop is designed to teach your staff and board how to identify major needs and talking points so they can become effective ambassadors for your organization. Tackle your greatest fundraising fears by learning how to craft the perfect ask.

We will guide you through activities to shift the mindset around fundraising so your team feels comfortable reaching out with requests of all sizes. This session is a perfect combination of storytelling and fundraising, wrapped up in a 2-minute ask. Walk away with talking points and templates for both written and in-person asks.

*Registration closes at 5pm EST on April 22nd.

April 23rd, 2020 | Scottsdale Leadership, Inc. | 10533 E. Lakeview Drive | Scottsdale, AZ  85258 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Caldwell Senior Center

Enjoyed this learning experience and can't wait to share with our ED and BOD. So much good information that can be useful for us.

Mary Bellinger

Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange

I couldn’t even guess at how many seminars and trainings I have attended in the past 25 years, and I could probably only list two that I truly enjoyed. I can genuinely say that Funding for Good and the Mandy & Marie duet have made the shortlist. These ladies brought a fun energy to a cumulative wealth of knowledge for non-profits (NP), board function/roles, and countless tools for business success. It was an educational day of extremely well-presented information by two wonderful presenters. I was blessed to have attended and would recommend it to all NP’s and board members no matter the condition of your organization.

Ryan Schilleman

Westminster Rescue Mission

Mandy and Marie are excellent presenters. Information was well-organized and refreshing. I left feeling empowered to share this information with my Board to expand their capacity to fulfill their development/fundraising role.

Angela Phillips
No refunds within 10 days of event.