By Robert M. Zimmerman

Written by means of Robert Zimmerman and Ann Lehman--leading specialists within the box of fundraising and board development--Boards That Love Fundraising not just indicates that every one board individuals (no topic the extent of expertise) can learn how to elevate cash but additionally offers powerful how one can the more matured fundraisers. This workbook explains your fundraising accountability as a board member whereas it: presents info on board constitution and its effect on elevating moneyOutlines the innovations that would empower you to invite for funds successfully and fearlessly Describes the big variety of tools nonprofits use to elevate cash and?? the board's function in each one areaShows the right way to recruit board contributors who might help with fundraisingExplores the important problems with fundraising, making plans, staffing, assessment, and dealing with experts "The e-book presents find out how to support board contributors conquer the terror ofrejection and think more well-off soliciting for support." -- The Chronicle of Philanthropy, may perhaps 27, 2004[The authors exploration of] " ..topics comparable to the right way to ask for asubstantial reward and motivations for giving are particularly effective."-- September 22, 2004, the basis heart, Philanthropy information Digest

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Time: Twenty-five to thirty-five minutes 13 14 Boards That Love Fundraising You Are Not Inferior Many board (and staff) members suffer from a terrible inferiority complex. They assume that fundraising is a process of going on bended knee to the donor, asking for the least possible amount of money, and being graced from on high with a contribution. No! Fundraising means getting in people’s faces (politely) to let them know that, if they are not giving to your organization—and giving a significant amount—they are missing an important opportunity.

What will the geographical target area be? • What are the desired objectives, goals, and measurable outcomes? • What is the staffing for the project? • What is the budget? • Why is your organization the best qualified to provide this service or program? • And the clincher question: How do you plan to provide resources for this program once the foundation’s grant runs out? Time: Forty-five to fifty-five minutes Fundraising Rules Underlying Successful Appeals 27 Successful Fundraising Depends on Careful Record Keeping As a board member, it is not your responsibility to log donations and keep donor information records.

The focus of the brainstorming is on organizational and program strengths and weaknesses. Strengths might include the benefits your organization bestows on the community, staff and board expertise, and history of accomplishment. Weaknesses might include program goals that weren’t met, populations that weren’t served, or an embarrassing public dispute among board members. Using the strengths to sell your organization, discuss how a donor investing in your successful enterprise might reap a return on his or her investment (a donor might invest in a possible cure for multiple sclerosis or cancer, or a job training program for individuals receiving government assistance, or sports and mentorship programs to reduce youth drug use).

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