– A Sneak Peak Into “How to Inspire Board Giving”
Take an Inside Look at the Chapters of This Ebook:
1. Asking Matters
A brief introduction.
2. Inspire Your Board to Give!
With a little guidance and effort you can increase the resources your board members are willing to commit to your organization.
3. How Much Should Board Members Give?
When your board members make personally significant gifts, they indicate their commitment to the organization’s future.
4. How to Maximize Board Giving
The annual solicitation process is more than a time to ask for a gift.
5. How to Solicit Board Members
We recommend your board or development chair lead the 05solicitation process with the support of staff.
6. The Timing of the Board Campaign
Board giving should come early in the annual development cycle.
7. Setting Goals for Board Giving
Your board should require 100% participation by board members in the annual fund.
8. Determining the Ask Amount
Though fundraising is more of an art than a science, there are systematic ways to determine ask amounts for board members.
9. The Asking Process
The entire process has five steps: selecting prospects, getting ready to ask, setting up the meeting, asking for the gift, and following through.
Board members who participate in your board solicitation process should have the right tools and be properly trained.
11. The Solicitation Meeting
The Five-Step Asking Summary outlines the stages of these conversations and suggests simple ways to move the conversations from one stage to the next.
12. Appreciation and Celebration
Congratulate everyone on completing the board solicitation process successfully.