Every nonprofit knows how important their board is for programming, impact, and overall organizational direction. The staff knows this, the community knows this, and the board members themselves know this. What is sometimes lost, however, is how the board is expected to participate in fundraising. What is your board’s role in fundraising? How do the staff and board work together to maximize fund development? This was the topic for our Good Advice Over Coffee on August 8th.
In our twenty-five years of business, Project Partners has managed almost every type of fundraising event that you can name: galas, golf tournaments, concerts, festivals, walks, runs, fashion shows, anniversaries, dancing with the stars, celebrity waiters, game shows, casino nights, wine and dines, and sports outings to name a few. So, you may be surprised that our July 11th Good Advice Over Coffee (GAOC) topic was “Shifting from Themed Fundraising Events to Mission-minded Fundraising.” Why would we broach that subject?