The Woodmark Group is a not-for-profit organization whose members are premier children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada. The hospitals’ fundraising teams share the vision of leading the advancement of philanthropy to improve health for children everywhere.
Woodmark supports this vision by helping members build their fundraising capacity. Woodmark offers the hospitals’ development staff members training in targeted fundraising specialties, opportunities for leadership development, ongoing best-practices exchange, benchmarking reports and a network of like-minded peers with whom to collaborate on matters of mutual interest.
Keeping pace with the demand for resources to advance medical research and discovery is one of the biggest challenges fundraisers face. So much is at stake. The decoding of complex genetic disorders is accelerating rapidly. Personalized medicine could transform health care by leading to the detection of disorders in early childhood, perhaps preventing them and providing children a lifetime free of destructive symptoms and debilitating disease. Ongoing donor support is what makes such progress possible. Indeed, donor support helps to ensure that every child has the opportunity to have a healthy start in life.
Woodmark members are committed to engaging more deeply and meaningfully with their donors to improve children’s health. Through improved professional practice, development teams can ensure donors’ contributions are used effectively and efficiently to advance the noble mission of improving health for children everywhere.