About: cathy

Bio: Cathy Josman is Director of Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects for External Relations at Stanford Law School. Higher education and community engagement are among her many passions. Her background includes 25 years of experience in strategic planning, advancement, and marketing communications across the nonprofit, corporate, and government sectors. Cathy joined Stanford after serving as Director of Membership for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) in Washington, D.C., an association of almost 40,000 members, including board trustees, presidents, and other cabinet level higher education administrators. Prior to AGB, she spent six years at Harvard University, most recently serving as Harvard Business School's (HBS) Director of Alumni Clubs and Associations worldwide. In this role, she oversaw all activities related to a network of 100+ alumni organizations supporting 80,000 alumni, as well as the global growth of a highly successful HBS Alumni New Venture Contest. She holds a M.Ed.degree in Higher Education Management from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a B.A. degree in Government from Harvard College.

Posts by cathy:

AFS: Embrace the Big Picture 2

Posted on: 06 Nov 2013

Association Fundraising Success: Embrace the Big Picture 2 Basic as these tenets may seem, it is truly stunning to see how many organizations manage to lose sight of these essential elements as other pressures mount around efforts to achieve underlying specific dollar or participation goals that may or may not have been developed with the [...]

AFS: Embrace the Big Picture 1

Posted on: 31 Oct 2013

Association Fundraising Success: Embrace the Big Picture 1 It’s a delight to contribute several guest blog posts here on fundraising tips & tricks for associations, especially the many small organizations who face a myriad of support and resource challenges. Today’s initial thoughts start at a high level, because as important as tactics and execution can [...]