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New Trustee Workbook

Accordant is honored to be featured in a special, pull-out Trustee Workbook in  Trustee Magazine from the American Hospital Association’s Center for Healthcare Governance. This four-page, pull-out workbook is aimed at engaging health care governing board members in advancing philanthropy.  For more information, please visit: Trustee Magazine.

Quoted in Chronicle of Philanthropy

Accordant Philanthropy Principal Betsy Taylor was quoted in the lead fundraising story in the February 8, 2015, issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.   She discussed the importance of investment in fund development and evaluating performance based upon outcomes and not on inputs.  The article may be accessed click here.

Fall 2015 Leadership Retreat

Accordant Philanthropy’s next Leadership Retreat will be November 9 & 10, 2015, in Amelia Island, Florida.

The Accordant Philanthropy Leadership Retreat empowers the healthcare organization’s most important advocates to advance healthcare philanthropy.  The core focus is activating foundation board member, governing board member and healthcare executive engagement in high-value, high-impact activities that leverage each individual’s unique role, preferences and skills. The experience fosters synergy and collaboration between board leaders and executives to drive high performance.  Content is rooted in best practices within healthcare fund development and compelling research from related fields. This dynamic, interactive event is also packed with practical and actionable tools to take home and put to work immediately.  Content will be shared as a single, focused agenda rather than as a variety of concurrent sessions to allow content to build and to maximize impact.

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New Webinars with AHA Center for Healthcare Governance


A new webinar package from the American Hospital Center for Healthcare Governance explores the compelling rationale to position philanthropy as a strategic revenue source and the powerful impact of board and CEO involvement. You’ll learn about opportunities to align philanthropy with not just mission, but individual purpose and natural leadership strengths. And examine the common-but-deadly barriers to meaningful board and executive involvement.  Both webinars are presented by Accordant Philanthropy President Betsy Chapin Taylor, FAHP.

Topic #1: Trustees Make An Outsize Impact in Advancing Charitable Giving as a Core Revenue Source

This session demonstrates why trustee influence is essential to raising more money. Discover the collective and individual roles of Governing and Foundation board leaders in advancing philanthropy and explore the unique personal influence only boards can deliver. Leaders will gain the knowledge and tools to ignite a vibrant conversation about how they can get meaningfully and successfully involved to position philanthropy as a core revenue source.

Topic #2: Trustee Leadership is Essential to Build a Culture to Support High-Performance Philanthropy

This webinar recording examines the essential cultural levers that are key to building an organizational culture to support high-performance fund development. Explore the three critical elements of fostering strategic alignment, facilitating financial investment in fund development and crafting a compelling case for support.

To obtain the webinar package, click here.

Article in Healthcare Executive Magazine

The new article “Philanthropy and Strategic Direction” appears in Healthcare Executive magazine’s September / October 2014 issue.  The piece is this month’s Center for Healthcare Governance “Governance Insights” feature. The article by Mary K. Totten and John Combes features an interview with Accordant Philanthropy Principal Betsy Chapin Taylor about driving more effective philanthropy through leadership engagement and strategic alignment with the healthcare organization.  PDF of the article is below.  For more Accordant Philanthropy publications, please click here.

CoreCentric: Discover Your Right Fit Role Is a Better Way to Engage Board Members

Board members often express concern about raising money.  However, there is finally a better way to tailor each unique leader’s involvement in fund development activities.  CoreCentric: Discover Your Right Fit Role helps board members uncover clear and specific donor engagement activities that fit their own natural strengths, constraints, interests and preferences.  This liberates leaders to focus on high-impact activities that are within their personal comfort and confidence zones.

The CoreCentric: Discover Your Right Fit Role system is rooted in decades of research on human psychology and performance.  The system helps board members uncover their own “right-fit” role in fund development by focusing on each individual’s preferences rather than talents; since all individuals have both innate, natural talents and acquired, developed talents.  So, in finding their resonant roles in fund development, leaders consider traits, beliefs and behaviors that best reflect their preferences for how they spend their time, what they enjoy, what they care about and what gives them energy.   These preferences are then matched with one of four profiles that are in turn linked to clear and specific roles in advancing philanthropy.   Once board members discover their profile, it means they are no longer stretched across the entire spectrum of development activities and are no longer asked to do things they dislike.   Instead, they focus on specific, high-impact activities where they will not only excel but also will add real value to the organization.

This simple, actionable (and dare we say it–FUN!) system has been embraced by board members as a straight-forward way to set their fear of fundraising aside and to get actively involved in advancing a cause they care about.   This system can be used as a solitaire game or as a group exercise.  This system has also been used by healthcare executives, physicians, development staff and other organizational advocates to strengthen their involvement.

For orders of 10 card decks or fewer, please purchase on; for discounted bulk orders of 10 decks or more, please contact us directly.  A single CoreCentric: Discover Your Right Fit Role card deck is $24.95 and can be used to play a solitaire version of the game; a discounted bulk pack of 10 decks is $199.00 and serves a board of up to 25 members when used for a group exercise.

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