This list of topics addresses fundamental aspects of nonprofit board service. Dig in to find information that will help you think through issues or challenges facing your organization.
We are committed to providing support that is relevant and accessible to organizations of every size, stage, geography, and programmatic focus.
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Our core membership program is designed for nonprofit organizations that are looking for year-round support, and for those who are committed to continued advancement, helping to strengthen their boards and missions.
Strengthened by our broader work to identify and map trends within the nonprofit sector, we are inspiring action on critical issues facing the social sector.
BoardSource works with foundations to help support their board leadership and development, their grantees, and also depends on the support of foundations to accomplish it’s important sector-wide work.
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Nonprofit board service enables corporations to strengthen communities by leveraging their most valuable asset – their people. BoardSource’s corporate membership program enables companies to access scalable, turnkey support for all of its employees that are serving – or preparing to serve – on a nonprofit board.
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Motivate and empower your board to get wholeheartedly involved in fundraising. Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards, one of our best-selling books, explains how board members, development officers, and chief executives can clarify the process of successful fundraising, target and approach potential funders, and increase levels of support. Discover why some donors give…and why others do not.
When an organization’s board creates the right atmosphere for fundraising, it can tap into the hidden potential of its members and give them previously unrecognized ways to use their collective talents and contacts. The fundraising culture in a boardroom can be energizing if it emphasizes the importance that fundraising plays in serving others. Board members who participate actively in fundraising make a powerful contribution to the organization. When board members see fundraising as a chance to share their enthusiasm for the organization and the value of its mission, they realize the personal satisfaction of fundraising.
Successful fundraising is a team effort both at the planning and execution stage. We teach you how to develop a system in which board members and staff work together to build successful fundraising efforts.
Fearless Fundraising is filled with practical, actionable advice and includes a quiz to assess your board’s fundraising culture, role playing exercises, a sample board member letter of agreement, and a fundraising checklist. In addition, you will receive a downloadable content with a customizable on-screen presentation. We provide an overview of the board’s fundraising responsibilities, the stages of fundraising, and different types of fundraising.
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