McCombs alumni are often asked to serve on nonprofit boards. Your business experience and industry knowledge, along with your network of contacts, are very real assets to a nonprofit Board of Directors.
Yet sometimes we don't know the right questions to ask before we agree to serve or we struggle with how we can be the most helpful to the nonprofit. Our presenter, Mike Bacon, is a consultant with 25 years of nonprofit experience. His firm, Bacon Lee & Associates
, works throughout the state of Texas, assisting nonprofits in fundraising, executive recruitment and board training. Mike will identify the questions to ask before saying "yes" and he will talk about how you can add value to your board role. We will talk about legal duties, fiduciary duties and the very important role you can play in fundraising.
About Michael A. Bacon, CFRE – Principal
Founder and principal of Bacon Lee & Associates, Michael Bacon brings 24 years of experience in fund development, board training and long-range planning to benefit the charitable organizations in San Antonio and Central Texas. The company now has offices in San Antonio and Austin and works with many clients in the Texas Hill Country.
Prior to founding Bacon Lee & Associates, Michael was Grant Director for the Kronkosky Foundation, managing the grant process for more than 40 charitable organizations. During his tenure, he assisted the Foundation in developing grant program guidelines and evaluation components and conducted financial reviews and site visits. Michael was the lead staff for the Kronkosky Computer Resource Initiative, a $2,000,000 grant to nearly 200 nonprofits in San Antonio and surrounding counties. As Corporate Relations Analyst for H.E. Butt Grocery Company, he assisted in the research and implementation of a $1,000,000 grant to San Antonio Independent School District for teacher incentive programs. Michael began his career in San Antonio as the Director of Development for the San Antonio Academy where he coordinated all fundraising activities, including endowment, capital and annual fund support.
Michael is very involved in volunteer activity, having recently served as Chair for the McCombs School of Business Alumni Board at the University of Texas at Austin, President of the Trinity University National Alumni Board, and President of the Board of Catholic Television San Antonio. He is the former President of the San Antonio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Michael was named to the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List for 2006. Michael is the recipient of the San Antonio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2008 Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award.