Board Education & Engagement

Health Care Foundation Board & Governing Board Members  are uniquely positioned to collectively deploy organizational support for philanthropy and to individually advocate for the health care mission, and Accordant Philanthropy® delivers practical and actionable training to enable board members to excel in these roles.

We illuminate the financial rationale for charitable giving as a key revenue source of the nonprofit health care organization.  We simplify complex issues like culture, strategic alignment and right-sized investment. We identify performance gaps and opportunities to optimize performance and impact. Individual board members are also the best possible advocates to build meaningful community partnerships, so we help board leaders uncover the specific, leveraged and right-fit roles where they would be most successful and most fulfilled in advancing philanthropy.  We walk through straight-forward, no-nonsense considerations for advancing philanthropy with confidence and conviction.   We also address critical issues like board giving and board engagement.

Each board education session is customized to meet your unique needs and objectives and to exceed your expectations.  When it comes to board training, our expertise and material runs deep; we have more than 30 hours worth of content to draw from in tailoring your event and are constantly creating new content.  Board training is also available in a variety of lengths–whether you want a 20-minute TED-type talk to a 50-minute keynote address to a 3-hour board training to a multi-day board retreat.


We are also more than talking heads and enrich each session with great interactive exercises, discussion and can field any question on the fly.  You can also choose to support your board learning experience through providing take-home copies of our various publications.  In short, what you won’t get from us is boring, stale or cookie cutter.  Instead, you can count on us for substance and inspiration  to equip and energize board leaders to be engaged at a level they likely never considered to be possible.

Please contact us today to learn more about how we can deliver value to your next board training event.




We can’t thank you enough for really taking on the tough issues while still leaving everyone feeling energized, inspired and ready to do great things!


This workshop made a world of difference for our board. They are really focused on fundraising and finally get the idea events will not get us where we are going!


Wow! While we’ve had some excellent conferences during my tenure on our board, I would certainly rate this presentation as the best we have experienced. She certainly is a master in this field of development and this is a relationship I am confident will pay us many dividends. Her material was relevant, timely and actionable.


Thank you for giving us all a vision of what we could be at our very best and the tools to get us there. It has really changed the conversation about where we can go as an organization.



Sample Board Workshop Topics

  • Why philanthropy is essential to healthcare
  • Governing and foundation board roles
  • Collective and individual board roles
  • Quantifying the impact of board engagement
  • Cultural levers to support giving
  • Fostering strategic alignment
  • Right-sizing investment in development
  • The importance of stewardship
  • Smart accountability measures
  • Make the compelling case for giving
  • Finding your best-fit roles in development
  • How to ask others to give with confidence
  • Best practices to foster great governance
  • Identify, select and orient great members
  • Create a better board experience
  • Solicitation role play scenarios

Resource from the
Center for Healthcare Governance