3 Reasons Why Your Board Doesn’t Fundraise and How to Fix That
March 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Principal, Windmill Hill Consulting
For many boards fundraising is truly an “f” word—and not in a good way. Yet, it is inherent in a board’s governance duty to ensure that their organization is financially sustainable and has access to funding. Fundraising is probably one of –if not THE–biggest priorities of any nonprofit yet it is the #1 cause of complaint by both CEOs and Boards.
In BoardSource’s 2017 Leading With Intent report, CEOs gave their boards a C for fundraising compared to A’s and B’s for internally-focused responsibilities like understanding of the mission, fiduciary duties of financial and legal/ethical oversight.
Does this sound familiar? Learn the three top reasons why board members don’t fundraise and how to change their mindsets. Learning objectives we will cover:
1. How to identify the right board composition for your organization
2. Key ways to use a board orientation to empower board members for fundraising success
3. Ideas on creating a fundraising menu of activities and commitments that are right-sized for each board member
Join Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, to learn the key steps you need to have in place to build your team of volunteer leaders; to train them and manage their expectations for success; and to determine the roles every Board member can—and should—play in creating a strong culture of giving within your organization.