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How to Raise Up Your Board for Fundraising Success

December 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Is your board actively engaged in the fundraising process? Do they fully understand their role as a board member and the impact they can have in sharing your story with the community? This session will address the important role of our volunteer leadership, and how we as staff can help advance their participation, especially in the area of fundraising.

In this course you will:

  • Understand the foundational and critically important role of board members in nonprofit governance and fundraising

  • Discuss ways to enhance your board’s mission experience and understanding of fundraising needs

  • Learn useful strategies and tips on how to coach volunteers to leverage their community relationships in advancement of your organization

Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Instructional Method: Online via Zoom
Social Worker CEU Credits: 2 hours
CFRE Points: 2 points

Cost: $65 members / $115 non-members

Please note: Registration closes two days prior to the class. All registrations are subject for approval.






Laura Hutyra

As Director of Client Engagements for M. Gale & Associates, Laura Hutyra works closely with M. Gale consultants to oversee the work of all client engagements and deliverables. As a consultant, she applies her deep knowledge of and extensive experience in fundraising to serve a broad array of clients. Laura also brings expertise in communications to help clients implement consistent and mission-focused messages throughout fundraising activities.

Prior to joining M. Gale & Associates, Laura held development positions with All Saints’ Episcopal School of Fort Worth, Hill School, and the Fort Worth Zoo. Since joining the M. Gale team, Laura has partnered with a large number of clients on a variety of projects including feasibility studies, development assessment and plans, campaign management, implementation, and coaching.

A native of Fort Worth, Laura currently calls the city her home. She earned a bachelor of arts in English-rhetoric from Texas A&M University. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Worth Chapter, a member of Leadership Fort Worth’s Leadership Class of 2020, and earned her Certified Fundraising Executive designation in 2013.

Laura’s volunteer activities mostly revolve around her children and church, having served as Chair of her church’s capital campaign, teaching in the children’s ministry, and coaching girls in youth sports. She considers herself fiercely competitive and grew up playing a number of sports. When she was just 15, she had the opportunity to travel to Nagaoka, Japan with the Sister Cities program to compete in volleyball.


December 8, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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