GROW: Educate Plus VIC/TAS Chapter Conference

Imagine your board fully engaged in Advancement as a true partner. What would it take to maximise your board’s full potential? Nick Jaffer, President & CEO (Asia Pacific) for Global Philanthropic, will share strategies and tactics to turn your board into true champions in his presentation, Getting Your Board Onboard.

The theme for this year’s Educate Plus VIC/TAS Chapter Conference is G.R.O.W.: Generate, Review, Organise and Wellbeing. And GROW is precisely what you’ll do with a board that actively partners in driving and nurturing your philanthropic culture. Attend Nick Jaffer’s session to find out more about Getting Your Board Onboard.

Getting Your Board Onboard
(Fundraising/Alumni and Community Engagement streams, 10:45am – 11:35am Tuesday 25 June)

Your board should be your chief asset—but board members typically have little experience or interest in Advancement, and thus are reluctant to get involved in engagement and fundraising activities.

Now, imagine your board fully engaged in Advancement as a true partner, working with you and your Head to drive engagement and revenue growth. What would it take to maximise your board’s full potential?

In this session, we’ll learn the board’s perspective, and what it takes to engage and get them onboard. We’ll go beyond just making a gift to mapping out strategies and tactics to develop and deepen their involvement, individually and as a full board, to become true champions and achieve ever-greater revenue and impact goals.

About Nick Jaffer:

A recognised, award-winning authority on major gifts, campaigns, board development and alumni engagement, Nick is President & CEO (Asia Pacific) for Global Philanthropic.

Over his 28-year career in Canada and Australia, he has served both in-house and as consultant to numerous clients within the education sector, including the University of Melbourne, Brisbane Grammar School, International School of Beijing, Princeton University, MLC, University of Queensland and Canberra Grammar School amongst others.

Prior to Global Philanthropic, Nick served in leadership positions at the University of Alberta, Curtin University and The University of Sydney, where he oversaw the growth in fundraising revenues from $20M to $75M per year, leading into the University’s Inspired campaign, the first in Australia to exceed $1 billion. A Fellow of both the Fundraising Institute of Australia and Educate Plus, Nick has served on several boards himself and is presently a non-executive Director of the Australian Theatre for Young People.

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