By Robert M. Zimmerman
Written by means of Robert Zimmerman and Ann Lehman--leading specialists within the box of fundraising and board development--Boards That Love Fundraising not just exhibits that every one board contributors (no subject the extent of expertise) can discover ways to increase cash but in addition presents potent the way to the more matured fundraisers. This workbook explains your fundraising accountability as a board member whereas it: presents info on board constitution and its impression on elevating moneyOutlines the innovations that would empower you to invite for funds successfully and fearlessly Describes the wide range of equipment nonprofits use to elevate cash and?? the board's position in each one areaShows find out how to recruit board contributors who may help with fundraisingExplores the very important problems with fundraising, making plans, staffing, evaluate, and dealing with experts "The booklet presents the best way to aid board contributors triumph over the terror ofrejection and believe more well-off soliciting for support." -- The Chronicle of Philanthropy, may well 27, 2004[The authors exploration of] " ..topics similar to how you can ask for asubstantial reward and motivations for giving are specifically effective."-- September 22, 2004, the root heart, Philanthropy information Digest
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Your mission statement and strategic plan are the rudders that keep your organization on course in developing programs and securing donations. Every nonproﬁt needs a concise and comprehensive mission statement; a clear sense of mission and direction inspires staff, board, and volunteers. It is the job of the board of directors to write the mission statement and amend it should circumstances so dictate. The mission of the organization is the reason for its existence; therefore the mission statement should answer these questions: • What need are you meeting?
Rather, you are so enthusiastic about the work of your organization that you want to give your friends the opportunity to participate in the life of the organization by making a contribution. Some years ago, a member of our consulting ﬁrm accompanied the board president of a legal aid program on a solicitation visit to the managing partner of a large local law ﬁrm. The board president and the consultant described the good work of the legal aid program and emphasized the importance of support from law ﬁrms.
Some don’t identify any. As a result, individuals who could give thousands or tens of thousands of dollars are sent direct mail letters requesting contributions of $100 or less. The good news: hundreds of millions of dollars could be gained every year by the simple decision to pursue major gifts. Please understand ﬁrst that, in asking for a contribution to the nonproﬁt on whose board you serve, you are not asking for a personal loan. Rather, you are so enthusiastic about the work of your organization that you want to give your friends the opportunity to participate in the life of the organization by making a contribution.
Boards That Love Fundraising : A How-to Guide for Your Board by Robert M. Zimmerman