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Board Fundraising eGuide

Today’s post focuses on recruiting and training your board members to embrace fundraising. Here’s an excerpt:

In a recent BoardSource study, CEOs were asked to grade their organizations’ board of directors in 10 different areas. Fundraising received the lowest score.

Fundraisers also aren’t happy with board performance. The UnderDeveloped Report found that 30 percent of development professionals who were planning to resign cited problems between them and their board as the key reason or their departure. Many nonprofit leaders regard this report as an indicator of the impending workforce crisis in the fundraising profession.

Houston, we have a problem. I think this problem can be broken down into three parts:
1. How board expectations are set (or not).
2. Who’s recruited for a board and how they’re invited to serve.
3. How nonprofits train, manage, and hold board members accountable for
their fundraising responsibilities.

This eGuide is designed to help you tackle this problem head-on. It offers tips and tools you can use to establish, educate, and empower a board that fully embraces fundraising.

Read the eGuide below for tips on how to develop a board that fundraises.


Network for Good is a hybrid organization—a nonprofit-owned for-profit. Network for Good’s nonprofit donor-advised fund uses the Internet and mobile technology to securely and efficiently distribute thousands of donations from donors to their favorite charities each year. Our donor-advised fund is accredited by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and meets all 20 of its standards for charity accountability.