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Preparing Your Board for Fundraising Success

A constant challenge for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes is keeping Board members excited and dedicated to raising funds. Most Boards contain a few fundraising superstars – and then many other dedicated volunteer leaders who “hate asking for money” and “aren’t good at fundraising.”

It doesn’t have to be this way! With the right framing, training, and guidance, any and every Board member can play an important role is raising the funds your nonprofit needs to grow and thrive.

Join Avrum Lapin, Senior Partner and Director, and Lansie Sylvia, Director of Communications, from the EHL Consulting Group for a free workshop customized for executive-level nonprofit leaders, and hosted by the Regional Foundation Center in the Free Library.

We will discuss new ways to frame fundraising as a multi-faceted process with many opportunities for participation, outline basic training techniques, and share Board fundraising success stories.

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  • Bernard T.

    I like my meetings short and informational, and this Meetup was just that. I thank our hosts Lansie and Avrum for sharing their expertise.

    1 · November 7, 2013

    • Lansie S.

      Thank you!

      November 7, 2013

    • Lansie S.

      Thank you so much! We are so happy that this group is growing and learning together. Hope to see you again soon!

      November 13, 2013

  • Kate

    Fantastic! Really helpful.

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Lansie S.

    Great discussions, and so excited to see new members!

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Ingrid

    I really enjoy these meet up.

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Sydelle Z.

    I will have to miss this one. I did want to pass along two examples of successful board engagement approaches, each of which relied on making personal connections with potential donors. It's all about the relationships.

    1 · October 31, 2013

    • Sydelle Z.

      Cont'd: The second initiative required preparing street lists (from a database available via the county) for those blocks surrounding board members' home. We drafted a basic pitch letter and invited board members to tweak these to reflect their own voice. Board members hand wrote their neighbor's name in the salutation, and added their signatures at the closing. Some board members wanted the letters to go out on library letterhead, others preferred plain paper. The message in the body of the letter focused on "why I/we give," and by the way, I'm your neighbor. Some board members added a few words in longhand to the printed letters. This letter generated a few dozen new donors. Some board members followed up with personal thank you notes (without referencing the gift amount--that's confidential).

      1 · November 1, 2013

    • Lansie S.

      Thank you for the great information!

      November 6, 2013

  • Michelle L.

    Sorry that I can't make it tomorrow after all. I hope this allows someone on the waiting list to attend. Eager to see the slide show aftwewards.

    1 · November 5, 2013

    • Lansie S.

      Thank you for keeping us updated! Looking forward to connecting again soon.

      November 6, 2013

  • Nelson P.

    My schedule has changed .., I look forward to rescheduling

    1 · November 5, 2013

    • Lansie S.

      Thank you for letting us know and for updating your RSVP. Hope to see you next time!

      November 6, 2013

  • kristy s

    Hi,
    Is this event full?
    Thanks,
    Kristy

    November 4, 2013

    • Lansie S.

      Welcome to the group, Kristy! Yes, this event is full but hopefully we can see you at another workshop in the future!

      November 4, 2013

    • kristy s

      Ok. Thanks!

      November 4, 2013

  • Nelson P.

    Yes I will attend

    1 · October 24, 2013

  • Valerie G.

    Thanks for the invitation -- would LOVE to attend, but I'm straddling 2 other donor events that evening.

    1 · October 23, 2013

    • Lansie S.

      Great that there are so many great events going on! Hopefully next time :)

      October 24, 2013

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