Posts filed under ‘Engaging Volunteers’
Nonprofit Board members are our allies.
Let’s treat nonprofit Board members like we treat our best, major donors.
Their sphere of influence will help us raise more money.
They don’t know what they don’t know.
No more “bobble head” Board meetings!
In the last few years technology has impacted our engagement with our leaders. We are emailing Board members instead of calling them. We send information, Board minutes, agendas, updates electronically. Some nonprofits have established intranets for their Board members to give them access to information any time they want. Question is: Is this helpful to deepening our engagement with these important advisors, donors, leaders and communicating effectively?
Continuing the questions and answers from the Pursuant Ketchum webcast Creating a Fundraising Board: Recruitment, Engagement and Fundraising. This post focuses on fundraising expectations from the nonprofit Board.
Continuing from posts last week – more great questions get answers from Pursuant Ketchum webcast on Creating a Fundraising Board. These center on nonprofit Board nominations and how assessments can help enforce Board terms limits or remove disruptive Board members.
I was honored to facilitate a webcast on this topic. As a follow up, we took the questions from the session and I have answered them here. This is the first installment of Q&A from the webcast. Look for more in future blog posts. The big question is how to engage and empower Board members to fundraise? This begins with a solid recruitment, orientation and on-boarding process.
Fundraising professionals and some savvy donors know this report is published every June and adjusted in October. This year the report has received much press coverage from front page to page 2 in newspapers nationwide. Our donors and volunteers are reading about this report RIGHT NOW!
I know the statistical analysis is filling the blogs and news. While the statistics, look backs and information are interesting – it is how you use the information that really makes it a useful cultivation and solicitation tool. Here are some ideas…
Have you thought about how you engage Boomers? Are you communicating effectively? Offering volunteer opportunities that allow them to use their skills and experience? They digital users, want to share their ideas and skills and make a difference.