At this stage in your career you have likely had lots of great training focused on the “how to’s” of fundraising. This is now the time to develop the skills you need to strengthen your relationships. A culture of accountability is so important and often a pain point in organizations. Holding accountability is an essential skill that saves time, reduces conflict, empowers others, and helps people grow.
We want to give you a simple technique that you can use with colleagues, volunteers, and even your boss! Then we want you to practice asking powerful questions that allow others to learn from their actions and increase their awareness, self-knowledge, capacity, and resilience.
During this workshop you will:
- Learn how to create clarity with others
- Practice holding accountability without judgment
- Use a tool that works with your colleagues, volunteers, and boss, and
- Enable others to learn from their actions.
suitable for: fundraisers who are working on their leadership development
commitment: 2 hours
instructor: Janice Cunning and Margaret Katz Cann
workshop size: maximum of 12
format: this workshop is held over Zoom and a video connection is preferred (but not mandatory) for attendance
Janice Cunning: Janice Cunning is an experienced fundraising consultant, researcher, and certified professional Co-Active coach (CPCC, PCC) who specializes in nonprofit leadership development. As a coach, Janice is passionate about partnering with nonprofit leaders to help them create an inspired vision that transforms lives. In addition to her coaching work, Janice loves working with teams and facilitates a number of online courses and onsite workshops. Janice combines her coaching skills with 17 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She was previously a Senior Consultant at KCI, Canada’s largest fundraising consulting firm. An active volunteer, Janice was a founding director of Apra Canada and the second international member to serve on the international Apra board. Janice lives in Toronto with her husband Manish and their rescue dog Qui Qui. She loves to read and talk about books, especially with her book club.
Margaret Katz Cann: Margaret Katz Cann is a Professional Co-Active Coach (PCC, CPCC), specializing in executive fundraising and leadership coaching, board training and consulting. Margaret works with nonprofit executives to stop tripping over their ask, to connect to passion and leadership – and step into the world of compelling fundraising. Margaret is an experienced and joyful fundraiser, having spent 22 years at the Community Foundation Boulder County. She is passionate about the intersection of coaching with fundraising, and the way leaders who are willing and wanting to up their game can step away from anxiety and dread can step into their leadership as fundraisers for their organizations. Her nonprofit clients include executive directors, board members, and development staff, where she works with organizations to plan and then adds coaching to make the plans become reality. As a resident of Boulder, Colorado, Margaret – unoriginally – likes to play outside on her bike and on the trails (hiking and skiing), as well as practicing yoga. She also enjoys reading fiction, cooking, and interesting conversations.