Your board members are an important part of your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts. By serving as powerful advocates for your cause (and often, as the face of your nonprofit), your board members can elevate your year-end fundraising appeals and persuade donors to give and give more than ever before.
The best part? Your board members want to help!
You already know that your board members are devoted to your cause and looking for ways to engage themselves. However, it’s up to your nonprofit staff to delegate the right responsibilities and equip board members with the training and tools they need to follow through effectively.
You’ll need to come up with clear tasks that you want board members to take on, as well as a set timeline for completion. Just like any other volunteer, the more direction you can provide a board member, the more likely he or she is to succeed!
Want to learn more about engaging board members (and other key volunteers) during the end-of-year season? Check out our volunteer management guide!