No longer is fundraising an alternative stream of income. It is now a secure and reliable source of funds for many institutions.
And boards in Australia are changing too. No longer can directors meet quarterly to discuss financials and governance alone. Our CEOs and fundraisers expect much more, including active participation in fundraising activities.
Asking for money for the first time is daunting. Many feel uncomfortable talking to a stranger for philanthropic support, let alone approaching their closest peers. But this is the support we, as fundraisers, need from our boards to meet our ambitious fundraising goals.
How do we give our board members the best chance at fundraising success? Well, the same way we would give anyone the best chance of success at anything. We train them.
We are all busy, and bringing together a group of busy and influential people is difficult, but a half-day (or ideally a full-day) workshop with your board is a great investment…