Ready to Run® 2022: Fundraising for Success - Part 2

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Nancy Bocskor in a navy blue sweater and gold necklace in front of a blurred backgroundUsing storytelling, listening, and relationship-building skills, anyone can successfully raise money. Fundraising expert Nancy Bocskor will teach participants how to build and utilize these skills to successfully make the “ask.”




About the Speaker

Nancy Bocskor, tagged a “Democracy Coach” by a major German newspaper, teaches citizens in the United States and internationally how to communicate with passion to affect change in their communities.

Nancy recently served as Interim Executive Director of the Public Leadership Education Network, a nationwide organization that trains college women for leadership in public policy positions in government, corporations, and associations. ( Chosen as “Mentor of the Year” in 2017 by PLEN for her work advising college women interested in careers in public service, Nancy is a member of their national board.

Nancy is the former Director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX, where she launched its programs to promote civic engagement and leadership in public service, and created a gallery celebrating the history of women leaders from Texas. She also secured a partnership with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy project, to promote civic education; iCivics developed a specific game and curriculum about Texas state government for all school students. The author of “Go Fish: How to Catch (and Keep) Contributors: A Practical Guide to Fundraising,” Nancy Bocskor is an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management where she teaches both online and classroom fundraising courses. She also taught a class on “Women, Democracy and Global Politics.” Nancy is also on the board for Running Start, an organization that encourages young women to run for office, an advisor for Veteran’s Campaign, a program that encourages Veterans to enter public service, and serves on the board of the LBJ Women’s Campaign School at the University of Texas.

She also served on the board of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale for seven years, where she chaired the school’s Curriculum Committee for five years.

For her service as a Senator Robert J. Dole Institute Fall Fellow, where she moderated panels on “Women, Democracy and Global Politics”, Newman’s Own Foundation recently recognized her as a “Newmanitarian.”

In 2016, she was selected by the Washington Academy of Political Arts & Sciences as one of the “Top 12 Women Changing the Face of Political Communications in Latin America.” Nancy was the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award at Otterbein University in Westerville,

Ohio for “her passion to affect change in national and international communities, training and consulting with the nation’s and world’s political leaders, and commitment to educate others, particularly women, around the world.” Nancy Bocskor spreads democracy throughout the world…..the lively American travels from one country to the next coaching candidates on how to win elections, especially encouraging women to make it into parliament. *Translated from Die Welt, 11/07