Guide to Building Board Support

You can take your success in The Great Give to new heights on May 1-2 by leveraging your board members and their passion for your cause! Organizations with engaged board members raise approximately 2-3 times more than those that don’t involve their board in the planning process. This not only helps you raise more in The Great Give, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for The Great Give? We’ve got you covered!

Ten Steps to Board Success:

  1. Have a The Great Give Kickoff at your next board meeting
  2. Include your board in your The Great Give goals
  3. Share regular updates throughout the planning process
  4. Provide your board members with clear opportunities and steps to help your organization reach its The Great Give goals
  5. Leverage your board members as Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to help raise more and expand your reach on The Great Give
  6. During The Great Give update your board on your progress from beginning to end
  7. Encourage your board members to support you in The Great Give with matching funds, social sharing, and promotion of your participation with their networks
  8. Invite your board members to attend an in-person event during The Great Give
  9. Ask your board members to help you personally thank and steward your The Great Give donors
  10. Don’t forget to say “Thank You” to your board members for their help and hard work on The Great Give and celebrate a job well done

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