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The Role of the CEO in Fundraising

Fundraising is a team sport. What is the role of the Executive Director in fundraising? How does s/he engage the appropriate key players, the chief development officer and other development professionals, in building a highly effective partnership? It is far more than selecting the appropriate chief development officer and hiring the development professionals. Critical to building a successful fundraising program is ensuring an engaged, informed, and committed Board of Directors. What critical commitments are the owners, your board of directors, expected to provide to your fundraising program in addition to financial support? Dr. Ed Schneider will review his experiences and strategies in building the fundraising capacity in several non-profit organizations.

Dr. Edward L. Schneider, President & Executive Director: Botanical Research Institute of Texas