CAPITAL VENTURE CEO/President
Originally written for NPO Central Resources
Many organizations struggle with getting their board enthused about, or even interested in, fundraising for their organization.
There are some hints to help motivate board members in this area. First, assess your fundraising activities. Is your organization
overly involved in special events? Most board members hate being expected to sell tickets to their friends and family members, and
many have no interest in golfing, running, dancing, whatever your events involve. Focus on one or two successful events,
stressing the board's attendance to show the community that the board supports the organization. Involve the board in
planning these events; they will be far more likely to get enthused about supporting an event they've had a role in planning. Read more