Stop me if you’ve heard this...
I’m working with this board of directors. And they’re perfect. Except when it comes to fundraising they just (fill in the blank with your latest snag)…..
As an Executive Director, Development Director or fundraising staff member, it’s all too easy to fantasize about that board we wished we had to work with and the fundraising they could do. But consider this: You may already have that perfect board and they’re not getting the guidance they need to to be successful. Board members join nonprofit organizations because they care and want to serve, not because they are experts in fundraising. They look to us for leadership. They need that critical guidance enabling them to maximize the impact of their contributions of time, energy and funds. With that in mind, here are my Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid Around Board Fundraising Leadership:
These are my biggest call-outs and no doubt there are others you’ve encountered. If I can help you better manage these - or others (yes, there may be one or two others), please let me know.
Robert Grabel is the President of Nonprofit Now! You can find his posts here and at www.robertgrabel.com
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