Guide to Building Board Support

You can take your 401Gives success to new heights on April 1st 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 401Gives, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for 401Gives? We’ve got you covered!

Ten Steps to Board Success:

  1. Have a 401Gives Kickoff at your next board meeting
  2. Include your board in your 401Gives 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 401Gives goals
  5. Leverage your board members as Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to help raise more and expand your reach on 401Gives
  6. On 401Gives update your board on your progress from beginning to end
  7. Encourage your board members to support you on 401Gives 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 401Gives
  9. Ask your board members to help you personally thank and steward your 401Gives donors
  10. Don’t forget “Thank You” to your board members for their help and hard work on 401Gives and celebrate a job well done

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