Inform, guide, motivate, and recognize your board members and watch them become your fundraising heroes!
Grab your pumpkin spice latte!
Fall is in the air.
That means fundraising season is right around the corner. Many nonprofits (most?) depend on giving season (and Giving Tuesday) to raise a significant chunk of their annual funding. In 2020, U.S. nonprofits raised $2.47 billion dollars. What was your piece of that ‘pumpkin’ pie?
Let’s talk 2021! Is your staff prepared to make the asks, attend the events, mail the collateral and try some Facebook fundraising ads? What about your board members… are they fired up for fundraising season?
So often, nonprofit fundraising efforts are facilitated and driven by staff members. What’s wrong with that? Well, have you considered how to leverage the power that each of your board members bring to the table? Chances are, there’s a ton of leverage there, including relationships, clout, high-level thinking, connections, strategic thinking and more.
You can inform, guide, motivate, and recognize your board members and watch them become your fundraising heroes (seriously call them that, they’ll like it). To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of 40+ ideas, broken down into categories, to help you get the job done!
40+ Ways Empower Your Board Members for Fundraising Season
How does this list strike you? Don’t feel overwhelmed. Remember that fundraising is not comfortable for most people, including your board members. Use this list to support them through the fundraising process. Make it easy and fun for them, touch their hearts, and give them some love. And don’t forget to shoot us an email and let us know how it’s going.
Happy fundraising season!
How Blue Fox Can Help
As we are an accounting firm, we would be remiss to ask if your financials are up-to-date and prepared for giving season? It’s difficult to plan where you’re going if you don’t know where you are now. That’s why our team of nonprofit gurus created this resource to help you get organized: The Ultimate Nonprofit Finance Checklist for Giving Season (it’s free to download).
As always, if your team could use assistance in your back office, just ask for help! Blue Fox services range from standard bookkeeping and payroll services, to coaching and consulting, to comprehensive virtual CFO services.
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