Guide to Building Board Support

You can take your Valley Giving Guide success to new heights on November 28 - December 31 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 Valley Giving Guide, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for Valley Giving Guide? We’ve got you covered!

Ten Steps to Board Success:

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

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