I hear it all the time: How do I get my Nonprofit Board to help with fundraising?   Sometimes it sounds more like this:   “ How do I get my Board to make their own donation? I need 100% Board giving for a grant.”                   “What does it take to get my30

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One of the top complaints most nonprofit staff have is about their Board. “They won’t help with fundraising.” “They don’t attend our events or even act like they care.” “Don’t get me started about 100% Board giving – some of them think giving their time is enough.” Can it be fixed? ABSOLUTLEY! Just imagine –30

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People ask me this all the time — How do I get my Board to fundraise? Every Executive Director wants it. Every Founder needs it. Just imagine – your WHOLE Board out there spreading the good word about your nonprofit in the community, telling their friends about your organization’s mission, and bringing resources back to30

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Your first day on the Board is kind of like the first day of school. Everything is fresh and new, and the future holds so much promise. You’re excited because you believe in the organization’s mission, and you really want to help, but you’re not exactly sure what that looks like. Then reality sets in30

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  For many nonprofits, June is a busy month. If your new fiscal year starts July 1, you’re spending this month wrapping up the old year and preparing for the new one.   That means approving a budget, setting fundraising goals, and reviewing program results.   For your Board, it’s time to bring on new30

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One of the biggest complaints I hear from Executive Directors and Development folks is that they wish their Nonprofit Board fundraising would drastically increase.It’s their job, right? A nonprofit Board is supposed to “ensure adequate resources” for the organization.And it’s not like they want their Board members to make million-dollar Asks. They want their Board30

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Ideally, your Board should be made up of people who care deeply about the work your nonprofit does and are willing to give their time, talent, and treasure to see it be successful. Unfortunately, most people who serve on nonprofit Boards don’t understand what they’ve said “yes” to.  They don’t know how Boards are supposed30

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I have a theory about nonprofit Boards. Most small nonprofits have people on their Boards who don’t understand what they’ve said “yes” to. They don’t know what they’re supposed to do as a Board member, and in the absence of knowledge, they do whatever looks fun or familiar. That leaves the door wide open for30

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