Motivating your board to get involved in fundraising is a common struggle for nonprofit organizations, regardless of their size. Fundraising allows your organization to do better work. Without it, your organization would probably not exist. When it comes to fundraising, what is your board doing well? Where could it improve?
Board membership and fundraising should go hand in hand for nonprofits, but sadly this is not always the case. Boards should provide more than legal and fiduciary oversight. The truth is board fundraising often becomes a challenge for both the organization’s staff and the board members.
Some board members don’t know how to get more involved, and others will tell you they just don’t like to ask people for money. Additionally, nobody likes to be asked to do something when they don’t have the tools they need to succeed. The board needs to fully understand your mission. They need to know how to talk about the work you do so they can explain that to others as they raise funds. They also need to understand what the operating budget is versus what is needed for the organization to grow, and fundraising software can help with this.
Whatever the scenario, all of your nonprofit board members can be involved in fundraising at some level. We’ll look at how to engage and mobilize your board in fundraising so you can better serve your community.
During this webinar, we discuss:
- How to engage and involve your board
- Tips for nonprofit board fundraising
- Increasing your board involvement
- Helping your board change their mindset about fundraising