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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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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I travel a good bit, speaking at conferences, and I also lead a lot of webinars. So it’s no surprise that I get asked a LOT of questions about fundraising. I don’t mind answering them, and I’m tickled that people feel comfortable enough right after meeting me to ask a question. Sometimes, the questions make30

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I bet you’ve done it. I sure have. We bought right into the myth without even realizing what we were doing. What myth? The Myth of Boards. It goes like this: “People who sit on nonprofit Boards know what to do and they should help with fundraising.” Think about it: how many times have you30

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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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