Challenges of fundraising explored at upcoming FPRA Ocala Chapter meeting


Public to Private: Fundraising from the Inside Out

Planning a successful fundraiser always takes into account risks or challenges that could prevent reaching goals. Expert Beth McCall, consultant with Pride Philanthropy, will address this and more as guest speaker at the Florida Public Relations Association Ocala Chapter monthly professional development luncheon on Friday, May 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ocala Conference Center – Holiday Inn & Suites located at 3600 SW 38th Ave. in Ocala.

McCall will present “From Public to Private: Fundraising from the Inside Out.” After 13 years as an executive director to two charitable organizations, McCall opened a fundraising consulting business. She will discuss the steps taken towards that decision and the transition into her new venture including the logistics, the emotional capital and risk, and the reward of using her talents to help others learn the business of fundraising.

McCall became the Executive Director of the Munroe Foundation in October of 2005, and remained there until September 2013. During her tenure as the Executive Director, the Foundation raised over seven million dollars for Munroe Regional Medical Center for numerous projects. During her tenure at Munroe, McCall earned her Certified Fundraising Executive certification.

Prior to working at Munroe, McCall was executive director of the Public Education Foundation of Marion County from 1999 to 2005. In October of 2013, she established her own fundraising consulting business, Beth McCall, LLC. She works with Pride Philanthropy out of Atlanta, GA, Hospice of Marion County, ARC Marion Foundation, Live Oak International and the Community Foundation of Ocala/Marion.

McCall received her bachelor’s degree in education in 1973 and her master’s degree in business management and leadership in 2003.

Guests are welcome to attend the seminar and luncheon and can register by visiting www.fpraocala.org/events.html. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for guests. For additional information, contact Pamela Calero at pcalero@ocalafl.org.

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