Guide to Building Board Support

You can take your Abilene Gives success to new heights on May 7th (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) by leveraging your board members and their passion for your cause! Organizations with engaged board members raise approximately 2-3 times more than those that don’t involve their board in the planning process. This not only helps you raise more on Abilene Gives, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for Abilene Gives? We’ve got you covered!

Ten Steps to Board Success:

  1. Have a Abilene Gives Kickoff at your next board meeting
  2. Include your board in your Abilene Gives goals
  3. Share regular updates throughout the planning process
  4. Provide your board members with clear opportunities and steps to help your organization reach its Abilene Gives goals
  5. Leverage your board members as Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to help raise more and expand your reach on Abilene Gives
  6. On Abilene Gives update your board on your progress from beginning to end
  7. Encourage your board members to support you on Abilene Gives with matching funds, social sharing, and promotion of your participation with their networks
  8. Invite your board members to attend an in-person event during Abilene Gives
  9. Ask your board members to help you personally thank and steward your Abilene Gives donors
  10. Don’t forget “Thank You” to your board members for their help and hard work on Abilene Gives and celebrate a job well done

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