We all expect our Board members to be brilliant advocates and fundraisers, right?
And I do believe that, for the most part, they truly want to be. But we tend to ask a lot of them. For the past three years I worked for an organization that looks to Board members for individual gifts, peer fundraising, and house party hosting. So, it is easy to understand that in the final quarter of the fiscal year, just when we are ready for a final fundraising push, these resources may be exhausted. In this situation it is easy for Board members to feel over-taxed and under-appreciated. To this end, I am happy to share a strategy that has been very successful over the past year.