Fundraising & Your Nonprofit Board
Fundraising is one of the primary responsibilities of your nonprofit Board. How is that going for your agency? Hopefully, fantastic! But if you are like most nonprofits, no matter where you are in organization size or life cycle, more than likely, as a nonprofit Executive Director or Development Officer, you feel challenged when it comes to getting your Board "on board" with fundraising.
Some Board members embrace fundraising and are natural askers. They feel comfortable sharing their work as a Board member, communicating the organization's mission, and the agency's progress with their network. And, they are comfortable asking friends and associates to financially support the cause. But, for many, this is not the case.
Often, Board members joined the Board because they are passionate about the mission. They want to help, share their expertise, and make a difference. What they are not comfortable with is asking for money, and sometimes they cringe at even talking about themselves and their work for the organization.
Six Very Simple Tips to Empower Your Board As Fundraisers
Morgan Taylor is the CEO & Founder of MTaylor Marketing, a branding and nonprofit fundraising firm. Morgan's passion is using her 30+ years of marketing experience to provide fresh, inspired, results driven branding, inbound marketing, and design services to power your growth. MTM brings an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to create value and success through positive impact.