Training details

calendar_today Wednesday, March 31, 2021

access_time Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

place Online

attach_money $25


With the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we know it’s a challenging time for everyone. To support your work and ensure our trainings are more accessible during this difficult time, we’re offering this webinar and all of our fee-based webinars at a discounted rate of $25.

Analysis from the Hodge Group, Stanford Social Innovation Review and NonProfitPro, indicates that once a CEO or other executive leadership member becomes involved in development efforts, key performance indicators (KPIs) increase, and overall impact is improved. This webinar will focus on the power of managing up in order to develop more effective ways to increase and track your organization’s impact when it comes to accomplishing strategic goals, including but not limited to fundraising. Join CEO of The Hodge Group Russ Hodge, CFRE and Bharat Krishnan as they explain how communicating a fundraising strategy and establishing dashboards for your executive leadership team and engaging them in philanthropic forecasting can lead to dramatically more meaningful results. Even little things like understanding what client relationship management (CRM) tool your organization uses and the process of thanking donors will make them feel empowered and emboldened to support your efforts. 

A leadership team that understands, appreciates, and empowers its development staff sees greater impact than those that do not. Once your leadership team understands what KPIs are being prioritized by your development team on a day-to-day basis and why, they can lead you more effectively to guarantee greater impact with your annual campaign, planned giving efforts, and more. 

Qualifies for
1.5 CFRE point(s)

Additional information

Purchase your webinar registration now to access the recording within two business days of the live webinar. The registration fee entitles the purchaser to one computer log-in, which cannot be shared. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be issued for missed sessions. Please also note that Candid does not sell recordings of our live trainings after they take placeAccess to the recording will be provided to registrants of the live training. 

Upon completion of your registration, you will be receiving an email from our webinar platform, GoToWebinar. The email will contain your unique link to the live webinar. 


  • Explain why your leadership team should be more active in supporting the day-to-day activities of the development office
  • Describe how leaderships’ interaction with the development team will lead to a more productive and efficient organization
  • Develop a methodology for tracking increased philanthropic engagement from your leadership and the long-term benefits of adopting such an approach (i.e. scorecards/dashboards)
  • Evaluate best practices and recommend ways to improve organizational impact and KPIs

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Fundraising & development staff

Bonus materials

When you register for this webinar, you receive: 

  • a full recording, 
  • associated handout(s), if applicable 


Bharat Krishnan (he/him) Counsel, The Hodge Group
Russ Hodge (he/him) CEO, The Hodge Group