Five Strategies to Help Spark Board Fundraising
4. Volunteer to match contributions from other board members. “Tell the board that you will match, dollar for dollar, every contribution from a board member within the next 30 days, to a total of $2,000,” Masaoka writes. But tell them you’ll only do it if every board member makes a contribution.
5. Partner with two or three other people on the board and pledge sizeable gifts. Write a letter to all board members that announces this, listing your names, the pledge amounts and the reasons for the pledges, and ask fellow board members to join you in making a donation.