Leadership Development

Leadership development for not-for-profit Boards

Leverage your personal influence to achieve greater impact

Leaders play a critical role in securing sustainable income streams for not-for-profit organisations. Increasingly, this includes essential financial support from the philanthropic sector. Boards that successfully engage with fundraising play a huge role in the success of your organisation: influencing its revenue mix, strategic maturity and it how it attracts dynamic people and leaders in the future. For executives and Board leaders, understanding the philanthropic sector and how to secure sustainable income streams are leadership skills increasingly sought after by for-purpose Boards.

We work exclusively at not-for-profit Board and executive level to build the capability and confidence of Australia’s for-purpose sector leadership. Our Board and Leadership development programs are designed to both inspire and equip you with skills to effectively engage with philanthropy – both in the boardroom and with donors. Our programs will empower you to deliver fundraising strategy, create a culture of philanthropy and be better advocates for your organisation.

Our Board and Leadership development services include:

  • Time efficient programs – from 1 hour to 1 day sessions
  • Practical support and tailored advice
  • 1:1 executive coaching
  • 1-day intensive coaching for non-for-profit Boards and executive teams
  • Online learning course Building Board Engagement in Philanthropy and Fundraising
  • Best practice and campaign insights shared by the Board Directors and Executives who led them

1:1 Executive Coaching in Fundraising and Philanthropy

Support to deliver effective fundraising strategy for your organisation

1:1 executive coaching tailored to your fundraising experience

Develop skills to efficiently engage, solicit and steward top prospects

Includes how to identify prospects, plan and deliver a pitch and negotiate funding support

A minimum number of sessions can be booked as required or on retainer basis for longer term, more strategic support

1-day Intensive Program for Board Directors

1-day program tailored to your organisation

Gain practical skills and sector insights needed to leverage your personal influence as Board member

Develop a strategic framework for fundraising leadership you can readily apply

Build communications skills and emotional intelligence to influence outcomes

Achieve more impact for your organisation and the community it serves

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Online Learning Program

Designed specifically for for-purpose Board leaders to build skills and confidence around philanthropy and fundraising

Delivered online, duration 1 hour

On-demand – complete the course at any time

Suitable for individual Board members or
group learning

Purchase up to 15 licenses for Boards and executives to apply course learning together

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Online Course:
Building Board Engagement in Philanthropy and Fundraising

For-purpose Boards, CEOs and Heads of Fundraising play a crucial role in achieving fundraising success, but only 8 per cent collectively rated their organisation’s Board, CEO and Head of Fundraising as strong or very strong performers in this space (National Benchmarking Report on Fundraising Leadership, 2021).

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