Boards and Volunteers
Lively meetings engage your board members and propel them into action. Deadly meetings can sap all the energy out of everyone. Here are 10 great ways to create meetings that bring out your board’s best.
You have a wonderful opportunity to educate your board members about what good fundraising really looks like. This is the first step to activate them to happily help in fundraising.
Never stay satisfied with any meeting, agenda or process. It is everyone's responsibility to drive time, talent and treasure to your organization. Don't be afraid to let others drive your car.
You can take charge behind the scenes and successfully get your board members to give. But it will never happen if you are passive about it!
A compelling case, inspiring leadership, the right plan, and skillfully and timely execution are essential!
Now is the time to step back and take a clear-eyed assessment of where you are, what you have to work with and how best to go forward.
Let's talk about how much profit we make from our different fundraising strategies. Let's educate our leaders to think differently about fundraising.
You usually get the board you deserve. Be sure that your board is invested, educated and nurtured. Make the board a priority, and it will do the same with your organization.
When board members understand why we need to raise money, and what to actually say about your organization, they just might start opening doors, and engaging their friends in this important conversation.