Terry Boehm has 30 plus years experience as executive director for three Florida education foundations and raised more than $140 million over his career. This workshop will focus on the intangibles that matter to donors. The success of an organization is more about how it behaves and is often impacted by the perception of donors. The administrative tools and policies that are necessary have more to do with legal requirements and best practices. Having the foundations administrative tools in order is very important, but donor giving is more than order and process it also depends on perception. For a foundation it’s about being known and trusted. You not only need to have your house in order you must also need to be perceived as having your house in order. How your organization behaves and presents itself matters. Terry will cover key concepts that supported his years of successful in development work. Participants will discover ways to better position their foundation for success. One of the take-aways of the session will be a self-evaluation tool (Foundation Report Card). The Foundation Report Card is an executive director’s self-assessment and will focus on concepts that point more to the behavior and personality of the organization as opposed to a check on policies and procedures. The tool will assist executive directors in identifying strengths and areas to improve on. Terry is currently on the board of NSFA and is Past Chairman.
PLEASE NOTE: The webinar begins at 1PM EST/12PM CST/ 11 AM MST/10AM PST.
Terry A. Boehm, Board Member
National School Foundation Association
Terry has served as an executive for three Florida education foundations: Executive Director of the Polk Education Foundation, President of the Hillsborough Education Foundation and President of the Pinellas Education Foundation. During the 30 plus years of education foundation work more than $140 million was raised under Boehm’s leadership.
Terry started his career in education as a middle school teacher in Polk County, Florida. He served as coordinator, University of South Florida, Center for Economic Education. He founded and coordinated the Florida High School Academic Tournament and the National Tournament of Academic Excellence at Disney World.
The Pinellas Education Foundation was recognized multiple years as the nation’s top K-12 education foundation in the Caruthers Institute “Stepping Up” study, as announced in Ed Week. In 2016, the Pinellas Education Foundation was recognized at the White House, through Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative for the creation of Future Plans, an online career assessment tool. In 2015, the Pinellas Education Foundation was designated a Ford NGL Innovation Center supporting wall to wall high school academies. Colin Powell recognized the Pinellas Education Foundation partnership with the City of St. Petersburg in 2012 as the number one dropout prevention program through America’s Promise. Boehm has been a guest on CSPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss the topic of advertising in K-12 schools. He has conducted numerous workshops on the subject of K-12 fundraising for education foundations.
Boehm is currently a board member and past chairman of the National Schools Foundation Association and a past chairman of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. He has served on the Pinellas Economic Development Council Board, the Pinellas Job Corps Center Director’s Steering Committee, and the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce Board.
Boehm graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point with a BS degree in 1975. He received a Masters from the University of South Florida in 1980.
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