Guide to Building Board Support

You can take your The Big Share success to new heights on March 5th 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 The Big Share, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for The Big Share? We’ve got you covered!

Ten Steps to Board Success:

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

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