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Engaging Board Members in the Fundraising Plan

Nonprofit volunteer board members steer their organization toward a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission. An effective fundraising plan requires active involvement by board members in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship processes. Often, board members are reluctant to ask for financial support or to connect their network of friends and colleagues to the nonprofit. Establishing a culture of philanthropy will enhance the fundraising efforts of the organization and engage all stakeholders—both board members and staff in the development process. This course will provide exemplary examples of cultures of philanthropy, an explanation of the role of the board and the development committee, and strategies for overcoming board members’ reluctance and conflicts of interest.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the fiduciary responsibilities of volunteer board members
  • Techniques and best practices for working with volunteer board members
  • Knowledge of how to develop fundraising partnerships with board members

Ideal for

  • Professional fundraisers
  • Nonprofit volunteer board members
  • Volunteers interested in serving on boards
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.