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The panel will include Karen Hill, Joan A.R. Lintz and Mary Lee Alder, speaking from three different perspectives on changing the expectations of the board of directors.

11/21/2013
When: 11/21/2013
3:30 PM
Where: Lorenzen Center
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
2801 N. Gantenbein Ave.
Portland, OR  97227
United States
Contact: Rachel Davidson


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Topic: How to Build a Stronger Fundraising Board
 
Speaker: Mary Lee Alder, Karen Hill and Joan A.R. Lintz, CFP, MBA
 
Date: November 21, 2013
Details: Check-In: 3:00 pm
Program: 3:30-5:00 pm

Location: Lorenzen Center
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
2801 N. Gantenbein Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

Description:

When the Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington (GSOSW) was formed out of combining several pre-existing councils, the board was a big concern. Going from small geographic areas to all of Oregon and two counties in Washington entailed including board members from all over the area, whether they were the best people for the job or not.

Many board members had never been asked to raise funds or even to give their own personal gifts. Many considered fundraising something that only staff members did. This was a major problem. In the past two years, CEO Karen Hill and Board Member Joan Lintz have been actively working to invigorate the board of directors in their personal giving and their connecting GSOSW to people with capacity to give significant gifts. Part of that journey included hiring CDO Mary Lee Alder to work with the existing board members to improve their giving and to identify potential donors among their relationships.

The panel will include Karen Hill, Joan A.R. Lintz, and Mary Lee Alder, speaking from three different perspectives on changing the expectations of the board of directors.

Bios:

Mary Lee Alder currently serves as the Chief Development Officer of Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington, where she raises money to help build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Previously, she was the Development Director at Self Enhancement, Inc. Mary Lee has served on the board of AFP of Oregon and SW Washington since 2010.

Joan joined Phillips & Company in 2013, with several years of experience in the industry.  She is licensed in Oregon for life, health, variable annuity and long-term care insurance.  Dedicated to community service, Joan is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts, having served locally as troop leader and Columbia River Girl Scout Council President and nationally on the National Board of Directors and executive committee for Girl Scouts of the USA.  She was International Program Center Treasurer for Our Cabana in Cuernavaca, Mexico.  She holds a BA in History and Spanish from Boise State University and an MBA from the University of Portland.  Joan enjoys spending time with family and friends.  She and her husband, Terry, have two adult children and enjoy scuba diving, golfing and travel.  

Karen has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington since October of 2008, when four councils in Oregon were consolidated.  She previously served as CEO/executive director at several major non-profit organizations in the Portland and Salem areas, including the I Have a Dream Foundation, Telemedicine Research Center, YWCA of Greater Portland and Northwest Human Services, Inc.  Karen has demonstrated visionary leadership for agency management, fund development, community relations and board support. 

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