By Dawn M.S. Miller, CFRE
We know that the Board is the “engine” of fundraising. So why aren’t all Board members eager to be involved with funding an organization’s mission?
Could it be that the Board does not know how to support the staff and fundraising? A healthy, functional Board has two main roles: governance and fundraising. They should provide governance and oversight of ethical principles/practices, sound fiscal management, fiduciary responsibility (duties of care, loyalty, obedience), and the linkage with the Executive Director.
Where some Boards stumble is over the fundraising responsibilities. As fundraising professionals, we need to provide mission-related results and stories that can be easily shared to illustrate our community impact.
Other ways the Board can be involved with fundraising:
As fundraisers working with Board members, embrace the We, We, We Principle as your mantra:
We are all in this together…We, We, We!
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Let’s Build Hope can help to empower your Board and build upon their passion for your mission. Contact us today!
Linda B. Haley, CFRE