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AFP Houston May 2024 Education Session
Friday, May 17, 2024, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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AFP Houston May 2024 Education Session 

Friday, May 17, 2024
11:30 a.m. - Noon - Networking and Lunch

Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Program 

United Way of Greater Houston

50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

How to Cultivate Rock Star Board Members
Ann Wolford, CFRE, Founder and Principal, The Wolford Group

George Lindahl, former CEO, Philanthropist, and Seasoned Board Member

Session Description: Board members are the lifeblood of any nonprofit organization. They can either elevate your game by the resources and energy they bring to the table or keep you at status quo.  Every nonprofit wants Rock Star Board members, but what do they look like and how to find them? Join nonprofit management consultant Ann Wolford of The Wolford Group and philanthropist and Rock Star Board member George Lindahl to learn how you can attract and groom board members to bring their best to your nonprofit.

Learning Objectives:
1. Recruitment – setting your organization up for success in recruiting the right people.
2. Tools to ensure a board member’s success.
3. Mentorship and expanding your reach through your board.

Speaker Bios:
Ann Wolford, CFRE: After a career in the for-profit sector as a financial consultant, Ann found her passion for nonprofit work. In 1997, she moved to The Woodlands and continued her career with organizations that included Interfaith, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, and US Oncology. In 2011, she established The Wolford Group, a consulting firm devoted to helping nonprofits maximize their fundraising potential by providing services that range from strategic planning and board retreats to campaigns and event management. Ann’s clients range from start-up nonprofits to multi-million-dollar organizations. Ann lives in The Woodlands with her husband Kent. They have a blended family of five children and five grandchildren.

George Lindahl: George’s career in oil and gas spans 45 years, capping a career as CEO/President/Chairman of Union Pacific Resources, a Fortune 500 Company.  He served as Vice Chairman of Anadarko Petroleum from 2000-2004. George now works full time as a volunteer for numerous nonprofit charities.  His goal through serving and financial investments is to make transformational change. George is past chairman of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and is a Lifetime trustee. He is past chairman of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Board of Directors. He is a Lifetime Board member of Goodwill Houston and is the Chairman of the Interfaith of The Woodlands Advisory Board. He also serves on the Board of Angel Reach, The Woodlands Methodist Church, and on the Geological Board at the University of Alabama. Over the past 16 years, George has served on 16 nonprofit boards and 3 for profit boards (two being Fortune 500 companies). George’s passion is serving the 5 L’s – the Least, the Last, the Lost, the Lonely, and the Looked Over. 

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