It is expected by donors and other stakeholders that board members give; it is a sign of their confidence in and commitment to their organization. Why should others be expected to reach into their pockets, if they are not? Selected board members should also have connections or networks that can be valuable resources for the organization. Board contributions and the private funds members raise are also important, steady sources of unrestricted funds. They can cover support costs, planning, or even program costs, if necessary, whatever is most needed.
This tip sheet provides suggestions on involving your board of directors in your organization’s fundraising. It describes ways in which board members should contribute money themselves and help raise money from other donors.
Topic(s): Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Board of Directors, Fundraising
Resource Type: Tip Sheet
Date: November 5, 2010
Target Audience(s): Service Provider
Author(s): Project SOAR