A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members
Everything you need to know as a nonprofit board member to raise more money and help your organization succeed in meeting its goals
Engaging and informative, this practical guide to fundraising contains valuable insights that nonprofit boards need to succeed in raising money in today's dynamic economic environment. While written expressly for board members, this useful handbook also provides advice to executive directors and advancement staff on how to partner with your board to build an unstoppable fundraising team.
A Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members shows you how to raise more money by building board leadership and skills in fundraising. This book covers it all—the board's leadership role in fundraising; how to organize and train your board to raise funds; building a team with board and staff; raising funds for operations, major gifts and capital campaigns; how to ask for gifts; plus a guide for conducting a board retreat that will lead to fundraising success.
Entertaining, practical, and easy to use, this book will become a must-read for all board members, executive directors, and staff who want to build an effective fundraising team.
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Prepare for Your Fundraising Role
Fundraising for Current Operations
Getting Organized for Fundraising
Training Board Members to Fundraise
Major Gifts and MegaGifts
How to Ask for and Close a Gift
Getting Ready for a Fundraising Campaign
Additional Sources of Giving
Materials for a Board Training Exercise on Fundraising
Glossary of Basic Fundraising Terms