Local Businesses Boost Board Training

In May, Marlboro College’s Center for New Leadership held a pioneering breakfast plenary workshop in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals–Northern New England, titled “Get Your Board on Board with Fundraising.” Guided by veteran nonprofit leader Anne Peyton, the inspiring workshop gave 30 participants from organizations throughout the region new tools to help their boards be more engaged in fundraising. This new collaboration with AFP-NNE would not have been possible without the generous support of two local businesses deeply invested in nonprofit development, BoldMoves Consulting and Five Maples Development Communications.

“Marlboro College plays an important role in advancing the work of mission-driven organizations and teaching the new generation of men and women who will lead them,” said Richard Wizansky, a principal of BoldMoves and a faculty member in Marlboro’s management program.

“Training fundraising professionals is important to the health of our region and our society,” said Gary Henricksen, president of the Five Maples, which helps local fundraisers produce donor communications. “We support the fruitful collaboration between the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Center for New Leadership, which is bringing high quality education to practicing fundraisers.”

The premier professional organization for development professionals in New England, AFP-NNE reached out to the Center for New Leadership (CNL) to create educational offerings in the southern Vermont and New Hampshire region, resulting in the May workshop.

“Our ongoing collaboration with AFP–NNE is proving to be a valuable partnership, bringing the best of nonprofit training to our region,” said Kate Jellema, director of the CNL. Kate adds that local nonprofit leaders can look forward to more workshops in collaboration with AFP–NNE in the coming year, starting on January 31 with a one-day mini-conference for development professionals and nonprofit staff. “We are grateful to BoldMoves and Five Maples for their support, and for sharing their valuable expertise with our community.”