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Thursday, June 8, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Check-in and Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided.

Event Description

Navigating Power Dynamics in Fundraising

Anne Murphy, Empowered Fundraiser

Fundraising is a crucial aspect of nonprofit work, but it often involves complex power dynamics that can be challenging to navigate. This training will explore strategies for setting boundaries, working across power differentials, and addressing imposter syndrome in fundraising contexts.

Topics covered in this training will include:

  1. Setting boundaries in fundraising: Personal relationships with donors can be a key source of support for nonprofits, but they can also blur the lines between professional and personal relationships. Learn techniques for setting and maintaining boundaries with donors, as well as managing physical and emotional boundaries in fundraising contexts.
  2. How to work across power differentials: Fundraisers often report to executive directors or board members who hold significant power in the organization. We'll explore strategies for managing power differentials, including how to "assign" development work to higher-ups when necessary, while still maintaining control over the fundraising process.
  3. Imposter syndrome in fundraising: Many fundraisers experience imposter syndrome - feeling like they don't belong in the role or that they're not skilled enough to do the work. This session will uncover the causes of imposter syndrome in fundraising contexts and provide strategies for overcoming it.

Throughout the training, participants will engage in discussions and activities designed to help them navigate power dynamics in fundraising contexts. By the end of the training, participants will have a deeper understanding of how to set boundaries, work across power differentials, and address imposter syndrome in their fundraising work - ultimately strengthening their ability to support their organization's mission.

For accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Presenter

Anne Murphy, Empowered Fundraiser

Anne is fundraising leader with 25 years of experience in higher education and community philanthropy.

Her WHY is delivering on the promise of a better world through nonprofits, fundraisers, and donors working together on common ground. The founder of the Empowered Fundraiser, Anne offers coaching and courses to donors, leaders, and fundraisers alike to inspire high-impact gifts in a post-pandemic world.

Audiences love her authenticity, insightful storytelling, and sense of humor in the face of serious subject matters. People use her accompanying free resources to deepen the transformation from their
time with her.


Thank You Sponsors

Partner Sponsor: Benton Community Foundation


$40 NAO Members
$60 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible.
MVNN Member Pass holders may register for events within this specific network. Your unique discount code may be used for ten registrations (per pass). Passes are shareable across your organization.

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Please note: NAO will follow the masking guidelines of the venue in which we are holding this session. To make sure you have the most accurate information, all registrants will be notified of the venue-specific policy in advance of the session.

June 8th, 2023 from  8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
C3-Corvallis Community Center
2601 NW Tyler Ave
Oak Room
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: (541) 766-6959
Event Fee(s)
Price $60.00
Event Particulars
City Corvallis
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Development & Fundraising, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding