One of the key responsibilities of a nonprofit board is to ensure that the organization has enough resources to fulfill its mission. Thus, board members are often encouraged, even required, to participate in the fundraising efforts of an organization.
Many nonprofits will expect board members to make at least a minimal personal contribution in order to demonstrate their support for the organization and to serve as a model for other donors. Board members can also play a key role in soliciting funds, in-kind donations, and pro bono services from individuals, institutions, and corporations. Fundraising encompasses not only the financial aspects of one-on-one solicitations, special events fundraising, and other methods, but also bringing resources and skills into the organization through their own network to further the mission of the organization.
To learn more now about involving your board in fundraising, take our free course, Your Board and Fundraising, available as an online webinar and as an in-person class.
To learn more about strengthening your board through pro bono, visit the Taproot Foundation's website.
See also Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits: Our free class for new organizations, available as an online webinar and as an in-person class.
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