Coming Up Dec. 2: Growing Resiliency Nonprofit Strengthening Webinar Series Part 4: Your Board and Fundraising

In this Fourth Installment of our Nonprofit Strengthening Virtual Training Series, we feature a VIRTUAL LIVE WORKSHOP by Candid: “Your Board and Fundraising”!

Workshop Description: While engaging board members in fundraising is something that often proves challenging to many Executive Directors and Development Professionals, this hands-on workshop will help attendees learn:

  • The role of your board, including fundraising responsibilities;
  • Why some board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns;
  • Ways your board can participate in fundraising activities, including online fundraising;
  • Tips for strengthening your FUNDRAISING BOARD!

Materials will include such sample handouts as:

  • Board job description;
  • Board contract;
  • Board audit.

At the end of the training, attendees will have a better understanding of:

  • How build fundraising as an expectation/role/responsibility for existing and incoming board members;
  • How to help your board to fundraise;
  • How to better recruit and orient board members to your organization;
  • How to ensure 100% board participation in Kern County’s Online Day of Giving, Give Big Kern, which will take place Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

This training is ideal for Executive Directors, Development Directors, Board Members and Potential Board Members.

Meet the Trainers

Elizabeth Madjlesi, Program Manager – Northeast Candid

In addition to delivering training courses on nonprofit management and fundraising best practices, Elizabeth organizes special programs and networking events on topics related to philanthropy and the social sector. She has more than a decade of experience in education/ training, fundraising and program management in the nonprofit sector. She received her MA in Teaching from Belmont University and holds a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Management from Georgetown University.

Tracy Kaufman, Program Manager – Candid

Tracy is responsible for building Candid’s public and education programming, including stakeholder and networking events for New York City’s social sector at both professional and community-based levels, producing and moderating more than 40 public educational events each year. She is a Lead Instructor for Candid’s three-day Proposal Writing Boot Camp and teaches a popular workshop on Outcomes and Measurement. She also handles marketing and communications for Candid’s New York region. Tracy has been with Candid for 13 years. She has a BA from John Hopkins University. A frequent public speaker, Tracy has presented at numerous conferences and even the United Nations!

Date & Time: 9 a.m. to Noon Wednesday, Dec. 2


To reserve your spot, RSVP to by Noon Wednesday, Nov. 25 (the day before Thanksgiving), at the latest. Your RSVP MUST include:

  1. Your Name
  2. Nonprofit Agency Affiliation
  3. Your Title
  4. Your E-mail


How to Attend

Maximum Capacity:

60 – First Come, First Served. Maximum of 2 representatives per agency may sign up to attend AND FOR THIS WORKSHOP, WE RECOMMEND INCLUDING ONE STAFF AND ONE BOARD MEMBER WHENEVER POSSIBLE. A Zoom link will only be shared with those who RSVP per the instructions above.

Eligible Attendees:

Must be affiliated (staff, board member, volunteer) with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that a) serves Kern County, b) is registered with Kern Community Foundation, and c) has attained a minimum Silver Transparency Rating on

Expected Commitment:

Kern Community Foundation is providing this customized workshop at no cost to participants. However, once registered, failure to attend without prior written cancellation by Noon Monday, November 30 (as we understand emergencies do come up), will disqualify registrant from attending other subsidized workshops in this series.

Only the Best for Our Nonprofit Partners!

Here’s what some of your peers are saying about the previous Growing Resiliency workshop we offered in partnership with Candid, “Outcomes Thinking & Management”:

“I would like to say ‘Thank You’ for collaborating with Candid Learning in presenting an excellent webinar regarding SHIFTING THE FOCUS from activities TO IMPACT for grant writing and organizing our thoughts. It was amazing, enlightening and very informative. I’ve been writing grants now for five years and you can get in a rut or mode of writing the same thing over and over again, and after yesterday’s training, I’m so pumped–Knowing the ‘Why’ and presenting it in my proposals has me on a high! Last night all I could think of is the proposal I’m getting ready to write with excitement. So watch out, America, here I come!”

Lilly J. Parker, Executive Director, Bakersfield Senior Center

“Thank you to everyone who made this training available to the community! Thanks so much, Elizabeth and Tracy, for such an impactful training! I have learned about logic models many times and have experience creating them but this was honestly the best way that I have seen the subject presented. I really got a lot out of it and truly appreciated the opportunity to attend.”

Lauren Loza, Vice President of Community Engagement, PathPoint

“Thank you for reaching out and inviting us to the Zoom Training, which was very helpful. As a new Grant Writer, I found this to be a wonderful experience and am looking forward to gaining more knowledge and enhancing our relationship with Kern Community Foundation.”

Johanna Valencia, Administrative Assistant/Grant Writer, The Salvation Army Service Extension

So, what are you waiting for? RSVP today!

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