What board member doesn’t love thinking about fundraising on behalf of your organization? Just kidding. I am guessing maybe you have a few that don’t jump out of bed excited to pick up the phone and set up appointments with their network of contacts to talk about your organization.
In a perfect world, every board member would be eager and excited to cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts for the organizations that they serve, but we don’t live in a perfect world.
So, how do we help our board members clearly understand the role of the board in fundraising? In the first of this two-part board fundraising blog series, I’ll provide tips on creating a board culture that understands the importance of fundraising. Then, next week I will outline ways to engage every board member in a fundraising role to support the organization.