Wednesday, May 20, 2009

News You Can Use

How much should board members give?
There is much debate about this topic which is definitely worth a read at the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The jury is definitely out when it comes to setting standards for board giving, however it is a consensus that board members lead by example.
From my experience, it is important to gain full support of your board and to do so early. This accomplishes three things:
  • It "primes the pump" of the year's fund-raising,
  • It justifies each board member's right to ask others to support your Learning Center
  • It is looked upon by others, particularly foundations, as an indication that the board is behind their Learning Center.


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