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Southeast Texas Chapter meeting: Avoiding Burnout as a Fundraising Professional
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Southeast Texas Chapter September meeting: Avoiding Burnout as a Fundraising Professional (and coping with the challenges of fundraising amidst COVID-19).

When: September 17, 2020
11:30 AM Central Time
Where: Virtual-online link will be sent to registrants
Contact: Carol Bornstein

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Greetings, all GPA members, and guests! Be sure to join us for our September meeting. As a grant writer or any nonprofit development professional, we are all at risk for burnout in our profession - especially with the challenges presented by COVID-19. Without some guiding personal practices to manage boundaries, maintain a healthy balance, and lead your team in a way that teaches them to do the same, the road to burnout is assured. Your leadership is too important to your community and your mission to be reckless with keeping yourself focused, innovative, and fruitful for the long haul. This session will explore setting professional boundaries at work, for yourself and others. Our guest presenter, Deborah Drago, is the Executive Director of the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center and a friend to many nonprofits. She has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from Lamar University. In her capacity as Executive Director of the Center, she seeks to help promote nonprofit organizations’ missions through professional development opportunities and connections. Deborah has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit agencies on collaborative and special projects for schools and civic organizations in Southeast Texas. She is highly involved in the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Beaumont and Leadership Southeast Texas Advisory Council and is a newly appointed member of the South East Texas Criminal Justice Advisory Council. Beyond her work, Deborah is an active member on several nonprofit boards and has served on multiple PTA and HSA boards as a founder, officer, and committee chairperson. Deborah and her husband, Philip, have three children, Abigail, Matthew, and Michael.


Free for members, $10 for non-members.


Attendance at this meeting qualifies for 1.5 points for CFREs and GPCs.