Thursday, March 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Presentation at 8:30 a.m., Networking at 10:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided
Building Constituency: Turning Engagement Into Action
Dania Toscano Miwa, President – Toscano Advisors
James V. Toscano, Principal – Toscano Advisors
An essential element of the mission-driven work that nonprofits do each day is the formation, retention and growth of constituency. In order to achieve mission impact, nonprofit leaders turn positive engagement of our constituents into action in many ways, including volunteering, charitable giving, committee and board membership and legacy giving. In this session we will discuss the fundamental principles of constituency development and explore ways to turn engagement into action!
- Shared responsibility for Constituency Building
- Integration and Alignment of Constitiuency Building with Mission and Vision
- Focusing Fundraising as Engagement
- Creating Strong Donor Relationships
Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Resource Development, Purpose and Strategy
Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.
About the Presenters
Dania Toscano, President, Toscano Advisors, LLC.
Dania is the President and co-founder of Toscano Advisors. Her expertise is in the areas of board/leadership training, strategic planning, fundraising, capital campaigns communication planning, including social media strategy, and recruiting. She has more than 15 years of experience working with/for nonprofits such as the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, American Indian Cancer Foundation Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Animal Humane Society, the Minnesota Zoo Foundation, Northside Achievement Zone, Headwaters Foundation for Justice, and The Museum of Russian Art. She currently serves on the development committee for Girls on the Run – Portland Chapter, and on the Communications committee for the Oregon Historical Society. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
Jim Toscano, Principal, Toscano Advisors, LLC.
Jim has over 55 years of experience in nonprofit management. His expertise includes: strategic planning, governance, outcomes measurement, feasibility studies and resource development in nonprofit organizations. He is a past chair of the Minnesota Charities Review Council and served on over fifty boards and commissions during his career, including the Minnesota Health Care Commission and as Chair of the Medical Education and Research Committee of the State Health Department. A chair and co-chair of the committees that produced the three editions of Minnesota Council of Nonprofit’s “Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence,” he has taught management at the Wharton School, University of Chicago, University of Saint Thomas and Hamline University’s Graduate School of Business. He is a graduate of Rutgers College and Yale University.
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