FUNDRAISING, COMMS, WOMEN CANDIDATES, STORYTELLING & GLOBAL DEMOCRACY
Nancy Bocskor is a sought-after speaker and internationally renowned expert in applied democracy. She is a trainer and consultant whose client list includes citizen activists and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The author of Go Fish: How to Catch (and Keep) Contributors: A Practical Guide to Fundraising, Nancy is a professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management where she teaches both online and “live” fundraising courses. She also guides online students through their Practicum and Capstone Courses.
In a report on the global influence of Nancy’s work as a political educator, a major German newspaper described her as a “democracy coach.” She is equally recognized as a passionate and inspirational advocate for women’s participation in leadership, politics and government.
Nancy is on the board for Running Start, an organization that encourages young women to run for office, and was a faculty member for Project 2012, a program hosted by the Center for American Women & Politics at Rutgers that recruits women run for public office. Most recently, she joined the advisory board for the Veterans Campaign Workshop, a program that trains veterans for public service. She also served on the board of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale for seven years, where she chaired the school’s Curriculum Committee for five years.
A graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, Nancy received the 2010 “Distinguished Alumna Award” for her “passion to affect change in national and international communities through significant and poignant communication, for the training and consulting with our nation’s and world’s political leaders, and for her commitment to educate others, especially women, around the world.”
Nancy has been an invited speaker for four consecutive years at the International Young Political Leaders Conference in Lake Seliger, Russia. More than 1,000 students representing 50 countries attend this conference annually. In the summer of 2011, Nancy was a visiting professor at the Moscow School of Humanitarian Studies where she lectured on political leadership.
Nancy regularly speaks about global civic activism at major conferences such as CIPE’s “Democracy that Delivers for Women” seminar, the AAUW national convention, and the ICAN Omaha’s Women Leadership Conference. For the past two years she has spoken at the American University in Cairo to 80 Egyptian leaders representing the spectrum of political interests vying for a role in that country’s emerging democracy. She is the President of the Nancy Bocskor Company, founded in 1991.