There’s no busier time for fundraisers than the last quarter of the calendar year.

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 by Bloomerang | All rights reserved | Copyright © 2018

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So much needs to get done this time of year it should be easy to find more than one way to involve each board member. 

And there are numerous ways board members can help without making a single ask.

The most critical thing you can do is develop a written plan to organize and prioritize your board fundraising involvement strategies. 

This comprehensive “Top 10” list will help you get and stay on  track in inspiring board members to become more invested in year-end giving and getting.

Claire is Principal of the social benefit consulting firm, Clairification. Named Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year by AFP, Claire teaches the CFRE course that certifies professional fundraisers, is a presenter for 4GOOD Nonprofit Webinars, a regular contributor on nonprofit social media to Maximize Social Business and was named “Best Fundraising Blog of 2013” by FundRaising Success Magazine.
Individually solicit each board member.
Secure personal giving commitments. 
Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE

Top 10 Strategies to Involve Nonprofit Boards in Year-End Fundraising: Your Comprehensive Solution Kit

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Ask board to let their friends be yours.
Ask board to write personal notes on appeal letters.
Divide the board into fundraising teams.
Ask board members to join your peer-to-peer fundraising initiative.
Assign board members to lapsed donor efforts.
Ask board to make targeted phone and face-to-face asks.
Ask board to accompany you on major donor visits.
Track progress, report back and celebrate.