Your board members are likely very busy people and may serve on multiple boards. So how do you engage them, make the most of their talents, and keep them focused on helping your organization grow? It’s up to you to aide and communicate to board members their role and responsibilities, including:
►Understanding your plans and programs for fundraising
►Understanding and endorsing the case why someone should contribute
►Contributing the fullest measure of means
►Offering names to be added to your organization’s mailing list
►Assisting with identifying and evaluating prospects
►Cultivating key fundraising prospects
►Providing board members with training
►Accompanying others in solicitation visits
►Writing follow-up and acknowledgement letters
►Writing personal notes on appeals
►Making personal phone calls
►Making face-to-face solicitations
►Doing what they say they’ll do
For more ways to help your organization build capacity, visit The INS Group’s website http://www.theinsgroup.com. The Raleigh, NC-based INS Group helps nonprofits, government agencies, and faith-based institutions create innovative solutions to build their capacity and sustain their programs and services.
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