2019 Forum on Strategic Fundraising: Building Generosity

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Mission Creeps: What Every Fundraiser Should Know About Sexual Harassment

Speakers: Megan McNally, Foundry Law Group and Nicole Gainey, Gainey Law

Track: Career Advancement

Time: Thursday, June 6 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Presentation Description:

Board members who are handsy. Donors who ask for your personal number. Bosses who excuse bad behavior. Working for a mission driven organization doesn’t mean you have to leave your personal safety, dignity, and legal rights at the door. In this session, we’ll talk about what constitutes sexual harassment, what power you have help prevent and fight it at your organization, and real strategies for real scenarios we face in organizations big and small. This session is co-led by an attorney who represents organizations in preventing this kind of bad behavior, and an attorney who represents employees who’ve been the victim of it.

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About the Speaker

Megan McNally is a business lawyer and strategic advisor who previously spent two decades as a leader, consultant, educator, and public speaker in the charitable and philanthropic sectors. Megan founded The FBomb Breakfast Club - a peer support community of over 2,300 women business owners - and was named one of 2018’s Most Influential People by Seattle Magazine. She serves on the UW Nonprofit Management Advisory Board, Seattle University School of Law Alumni Board, and Seattle Globalist Board of Directors.


Nicole Gainey focuses her practice on civil legal matters with an emphasis on employment disputes involving sexual harassment, discrimination based hostile work environment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. She’s an active member of the Washington State Association of Justice, QLaw - the LGBTQ bar association of Washington, and a volunteer attorney with Housing Justice Project.


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Interpreter services are available upon request during registration.