Guide to Getting Your Board On Board

You can take your year-round fundraising success to new heights by leveraging your board members and their passion for your cause! This not only helps you raise more throughout the year, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited? 

8 Steps to Board Success:

  1. Create a standing agenda item at every board meeting to discuss your organization's fundraising and campaign goals
  2. Include your board in your annual fundraising goals
  3. Meet with each of your board members personally at the beginning of your fiscal year to identify actionable ways in which they can support your annual fundraising goals
  4. Share regular updates on your fundraising progress with your board members 
  5. Provide your board members with clear opportunities and steps to help your organization reach its annual fundraising goals
  6. Encourage your board members to support your fundraising campaigns with matching funds, social sharing, and promotion of your participation with their networks
  7. Ask your board members to help you personally thank and steward your donors
  8. Don’t forget to celebrate your board members and say “Thank You” for their help and hard work throughout the year

Resources for Your Organization

Resources for Your Board Members