A board member plays a crucial role in the fundraising efforts of nonprofit organizations. One of the primary responsibilities of a board member is to actively engage in the process of raising funds for the organization. This could include personally donating, seeking out potential donors, and cultivating relationships with existing donors.

Find below our articles about Board Member and Fundraising best practices.

What is the role of a nonprofit board in fundraising?

What is the role of a nonprofit board in fundraising?

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Let’s explore how the Fund Development Committee of the board can help everyone support this most important revenue-producing area. Here’s the deal: Your Fund Development Committee is charged with monitoring and supporting the big…
What Can Go Wrong with Your Board’s Fund Development Committee?

What Can Go Wrong with the Board’s Fund Development Committee?

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What's the best role for the board Fund Development Committee? In the nonprofit world, most organizations set up a Fund Development Committee that helps to focus the board’s fundraising efforts. Who does what? In very small…

Tour Experiences Are Great Donor Cultivation Tools

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One of our favorite donor cultivation tools is a carefully-designed tour. But we are not talking about just any tour - this is a special, scripted, step-by-step tour. A Misson-Focused Tour can help you spread the word in your community --…
Suspect vs Prospect

Suspects vs Prospects

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  Today, we want to talk about two critical terms in major gift fundraising: suspects and prospects.  These terms are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings and huge implications for your fundraising efforts. Here’s…

New Year’s Resolutions for Board Members

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We offer this list of suggested New Year's Resolutions for Board Members to encourage them to consider their important role and reflect on how they can be more effective as board members.  Here are 10 New Year's resolutions for board members…
How to Engage Board Members in Major Gift Fundraising

How to Engage Board Members in Major Gift Fundraising

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There are so many ways we can engage board members in major gift fundraising. The challenge is, exactly, deciding the best roles for them to play. Where, within your fundraising program, can they lend their weight and help the most?…

Powerful Roles for Board Members in Donor Cultivation Cycle

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What are the right roles for board members in major gifts fundraising?  We find that many board members are quite nervous about being involved with major gift fundraising - especially the ask. Since many board members have little experience…

What’s the Math? 3 Questions Your Board Members Really Need to Know

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Here's how to bring fundraising alive - help your board members understand where the money goes and what impact fundraising makes.

From Bored to Blazing: 7 Steps to Get Your Board Reconnected, Reengaged and Enthusiastic

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Take a look for 7 steps to create new energy, excitement and commitment with your nonprofit board. Boards love these ideas!
How Board Members Can Help Increase Donations by 39%

How Board Members Can Help Increase Donations by 39%

If you are serving as a nonprofit board member, I'm sure you are often asked to help in fundraising. Here's how you and your fellow board members can help increase donations to your organization by 39% - without having to do any "asking." To…
NO ASK Fundraising Strategies for Board Members

NO ASK Fundraising Strategies for Board Members

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NO ASK fundraising strategies for board members? Is this possible? Often, we find that board members are nervous about the idea of fundraising. They want to help, but shy away from the idea of "asking." We recently shared our favorite list…

10 Fundraising Responsibilities of Every Board Member

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What are the fundraising responsibilities of board members of a nonprofit organization? Above all, board members carry the legal responsibility for the fiduciary care of their nonprofit. In that vein, it's their responsibility to ensure that…

7 Rules for Successfully Soliciting Board Members

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Are you ready for something that happens every year-end - soliciting board members for their annual gifts? We get many questions about how to set this delicate process up for success, so here are our recommendations. We originally published…

Board Chairs: How to Fire Up Your Board with a Call to Action

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Here's a call to action for all board chairs! You have a big job. Especially these days.  Many organizations are facing major decisions - about funding, staffing, service delivery - and everything else. As we said two weeks ago, a small…