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Cause Effective can help you plan and run a retreat to bring new energy and purpose to your board or staff team. We do more than facilitate your meeting: together, we can create a retreat that will place you on the right course to:

  • Grow the next generation of leadership
  • Create a plan to maintain year-long momentum and action
  • Define and clarify responsibilities
  • Establish board-staff consensus around high-level priorities
  • Build the fundraising and governance skills you need for success

Cause Effective offers facilitation of full or half day retreats focused on boosting board and staff skills for successful governance and fundraising.  Topics can include a focus on the board’s role in diversifying funding, creating a beyond-the-usual-suspects recruitment plan, activating new board committees, or identifying and cultivating potential donors in order to successfully solicit major gifts. We will work with your board-staff planning team to customize an agenda that best addresses your organization's needs.

“Our board retreat with Cause Effective helped us define which board committees would best serve our mission and what we needed to provide a firmer structure for our board.”

– Tesa Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Hour Children