Book Board Members Will Actually Read
We have an annual board meeting where we constantly emphasize the Board's role in fundraising. Some board members really get it, but some, especially new members, don't fully understand that their job is to raise money. This year, we wanted a book that we could use at the meeting and that members could take home with them and use to inform their fundraising through the year.We wanted something that specifically made fundraising seem doable for people who had never done it before and who may be intimidated by asking for gifts.
Members were very receptive to the book; it is short, sweet, and easy to follow. It is filled with training guides, examples, and exercises you can do with board members to prepare them for making an ask. Chapters are broken down into "chunks" which we found great - you can literally open the book up to any page and read a short chunk and get a lot of information. There are also helpful worksheets that will help you keep track of which board members are working in certain fundraising areas. Bottom line, I think this is a great tool for both board members and staff and worth the price.
Boards That Love Fundraising is currently available to order at Amazon.com