Renowned board governance expert coming to Northwest Corner

Chuck Loring CFRE, MBA, considered one of the nation’s top authorities on board governance and board fundraising will hold a workshop, “High Performing Fundraising Boards,” Thursday May 17, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Wisdom House, 229 East Litchfield Road, Litchfield. This fast-paced workshop will cover several topics critical to achieving exceptional board leadership. Sustainable fundraising is the goal for every nonprofit organization and it is possible with an engaged and educated board of directors. The event is co-hosted by the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation and the Connecticut Community Foundation.

Mr. Loring is a Senior Governance Associate for BoardSource and senior partner of Loring, Sternberg & Associates, which provides governance consulting services to nonprofits. Chuck has helped nonprofits across the country strengthen their boards and improve governance practices, and advanced the missions of world renowned organizations such as Special Olympics, Second Harvest Food and The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Workshop topics include:
  • Intentional Board Development: Explore BoardSource’s governance committee model of year-long intentional board recruitment, orientation, education, engagement, and evaluation. Great boards start with strategic recruitment of the board you deserve.
  • Relationship Building, Not Asking: Now more than ever your Board must serve as ambassadors of the mission to your community. Your Board must understand the difference between transactional fundraising and relationship fundraising.
  • The Grateful Dead - Why Planned Giving Rocks: Leaders in the charitable sector feel planned giving will increasingly play an essential role in resource generation. Learn how your staff and board can work together to develop a meaningful planned giving program.

Mr. Loring strongly recommends that staff and board members attend as a team. Admission to the event is $35 per person. Advance registration is required. To register, visit:

Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.