For a foolproof plan to get your board on board with fundraising, check out our on-demand webinar: 5 Simple Steps to Turn Board Members into Fundraisers.
Let me tell you a little secret. Your board wants to fundraise.
Really, they do. They care about your cause, they care about your success, and they want to create impact.
So why is it so difficult to get them to roll up their sleeves and start raising money?
It all comes down to fears:
- I’m afraid I don’t know how to do this and I’ll sound stupid or do it wrong
- I’m afraid to ask people for money
- I’m afraid this is going to take up way too much time.
How do you demolish those fears? Give them a simple, easy, just-for-them fundraising plan that removes all the barriers—whether they’re tactical or psychological. You’ll transform fundraising-phobic board members into ambassadors who feel empowered, comfortable with, and excited about fundraising.
Many small nonprofits have seen success with a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign created especially for their board. It’s easy for board members to set up and personalize their very own online fundraising pages and share them with their networks. It’s an approach that works within your existing time, budget, and staff, and it has a huge potential: it helps your board members fulfill their financial commitment, while bringing in new donors. Plus, you can use the process to build a better relationship with your board.
For more practical tips for getting your board on board with fundraising, don’t miss this on-demand webinar, 5 Simple Steps to Turn Board Members into Fundraisers. Watch it now.