I am going to discuss the topic of inclusion from a lens focused on answering the question: Am I an equal member at my board table?
The executive director of a multimillion-dollar organization reached out because she needed help with her board.
Your nonprofit board is vital to the success of your organization. If you struggle to meet budget, your board is not truly engaged.
Engaging nonprofit board members in fundraising is one of the most persistent challenges that organizational leaders face. Sure, we can hire and train better staff members, find contractors to produce beautiful promotional materials and design the most impactful programming possible.
Board members for any nonprofit represent a team dedicated to advancing a nonprofit through the acquisition of time, talent and treasure. Every nonprofit board member before agreeing to serve on a board must agree to their role in the fundraising process.
You have a mission in mind. You’ve drawn up your bylaws and values, you understand your business model and what you’re trying to achieve, you have a few people working on the internal team and there are a handful of trusted advisors acting as your board.