Fundraising,Leadership Published Date, 2020

[WEBINAR] Board Leadership: A Virtual Conversation For Nonprofit Executives And Fundraisers

“Work with your president or executive team to see where you can meaningfully make that legacy contribution that future boards will be able to build upon. If that’s your compass, then that will lead you as an ordinary board to do extraordinary things together.” – Mike Galvin

The basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards of directors is to govern and help guide the organization’s strategy. The most effective boards partner with the CEO or executive director to drive the organization forward, leverage their expertise for improved outcomes, and donate and solicit philanthropic support generously.

In this webinar, we explore how board members can fulfill their roles and maximize their results as well as how nonprofit staff leaders can most effectively partner with their boards.

A special thank you to Michael P. Galvin, President of Galvin Enterprises, Chairman of the Board of the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a current or former member of numerous nonprofit boards in a variety of leadership positions for joining us.

Featured Speakers:

Michael P. Galvin

Michael Galvin is President of Galvin Enterprises which manages a portfolio of financial and engineering management consulting, software, and wealth management global operating companies. Mike’s father, Robert Galvin, built Motorola into a global behemoth with leading edge technologies in a broad array of communication devices. Mike, together with his brother Chris, co-founded and built Harrison Street Capital, a very successful private equity real estate platform that was sold to Colliers in 2018.  He is also the co-founder of Gore Creek Asset Management, his family office investment fund.

Known for his passion for technology innovation, operating business skill, public service experience, and high ethical standards, Mike previously served under former President George H. W. Bush as Assistant Secretary for Export Administration for the United States Department of Commerce, where he worked to reformulate and renegotiate post-Cold War strategic trade policies after the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. He also was a corporate finance transactions partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn in Chicago.

Mike further serves as a trustee on a number of nonprofit boards, including among others: The Illinois Institute of Technology (Board Chair), Chicago-Kent College of Law (Board of Advisors), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Finance Chair), and Business Executives for National Security. Mike also previously served as the Chair of the Governing Board for the National Cathedral School.

Stephen K. Orr

As co-founder and Managing Partner of Orr Group, Steve has facilitated the growth and evolution of the firm to its current position as a national leader in the nonprofit consulting sector.

Drawing on his investment banking and finance background, Steve brings a problem-solving approach, a focus on metrics, and an outcomes-driven perspective to the nonprofit sector. He is an expert fundraiser and enjoys sharing strategies and creating value with donors and partners, particularly with complex estate and planned gift opportunities. Steve is committed to enhancing philanthropy using innovative technologies and approaches developed in the business world to disrupt the established ways of working and encourage experimentation.

Steve leads strategy and implementation teams for Orr Group’s partners, is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Executive Committee, and has served as the interim Executive Director for five nonprofit organizations, including Youth INC, which he founded in 1994. In addition to providing fresh thinking and visionary leadership, he drives transformational change to help nonprofits achieve their missions. He draws on his 30 plus years of experience to establish and build trust with staff, management, and boards, as well as to drive philanthropic revenue growth.

Steve began his career on Wall Street as an investment banker specializing in the financial sector at Goldman Sachs. In 1991, inspired by the charitable efforts of his parents, Steve founded Orr Group with his wife, Carol, to help nonprofits fundraise more effectively.

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