You’ve recruited a strong, dynamic, and influential board. So, what now? It’s time to activate your board as fundraisers. Each of your board members needs to actively participate in fundraising to support your organization. Cultivating a fundraising mindset among your board of directors is a critical step in implementing a culture of philanthropy.
It can be challenging to hold board members accountable for their fundraising roles and responsibilities related to board giving requirements. While most nonprofit board members may be deeply engaged in mission advancement, many do not identify as fundraisers.
How do you change that mindset? While remaining respectful of your board members for volunteering their time and resources, you must promote your organization’s mission and hold board members accountable for achieving agreed fundraising goals.
We will discuss some guidelines to help nonprofits get the most from their boards.