Stopping a downward spiral is doable — but not without investing time and effort, and enduring some short-term pain.
Boards and Volunteers
You have to ask your board members to pull in their networks and introduce your organization to everybody they know.
What is the the No. 1 fundraising skill your board members need to master? It's not what you think!
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.