This one-day course is designed for board members to learn about aspects of fundraising responsibilities including cultivation, solicitations, stewardship, evaluating development success, engaging consultants and best practices to oversee a fundraising operation.
Boards play a critical role in successful fundraising programs, yet most board members are not initially familiar with their role in the professional fundraising process. This one-day course is designed for board members to learn about aspects of fundraising responsibilities including cultivation, solicitations, stewardship, evaluating development success, engaging consultants and best practices to oversee a fundraising operation.
Degree(s): Master's degree in fundraising management
M. Anne Murphy, CFRE, is vice president of development at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. She has more than 40 years of experience as a development professional, capital campaign manager and leadership training consultant. Ms. Murphy has served as principal and partner of Dini Spheris, executive director of University Advancement for the University of Houston Downtown and director of development for the University of Houston Foundation and the Gulf Coast March of Dimes. Her national fundraising experience includes positions with Mary Baldwin College, the Girl Scouts of the USA, and the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation Campaign. She has served on the boards of Stephens College, The Chinquapin School, Downtown Historic District, the Chicano Family Center, the Association for Fundraising Professionals Foundation Board and the Greater Houston Chapter of the AFP, where she also served as president. She holds a master's degree in fundraising management from the New School University.
Rebecca Lamb is the director of major gifts at Planned Parenthood, Gulf Coast. She was previously a consultant with the nonprofit fundraising firm, Dini Spheris. Ms. Lamb’s development background is in prospect research and analysis. During Rice University’s $1 billion Centennial Campaign, she partnered with development officers to not only provide an objective view, but to serve as counterpart with which they could strategize. While at her alma mater, she also organized and managed the Rice Centennial Ambassadors Program, an alumni engagement initiative. Working on Houston Grand Opera’s comprehensive $165 million campaign, the largest one undertaken by an arts organization in Houston, she gained valuable insight into grant writing, campaign management, donor cultivation and stewardship. Ms. Lamb also enjoys sharing her knowledge with the next generation of nonprofit leaders through the University of Houston’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. She currently serves as Secretary of the Board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Houston Chapter. Ms. Lamb holds a BA in English from Rice University and a Certified Fund Raising Executive credential.