Guide to Building Board Support

You can take your WGTE's Day of Giving success to new heights on Dec 7 by leveraging your board members and their passion for your cause! Organizations with engaged board members raise approximately 2-3 times more than those that don’t involve their board in the planning process. This not only helps you raise more on WGTE's Day of Giving, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for WGTE's Day of Giving? We’ve got you covered!

Ten Steps to Board Success:

  1. Have a WGTE's Day of Giving Kickoff at your next board meeting
  2. Include your board in your WGTE's Day of Giving goals
  3. Share regular updates throughout the planning process
  4. Provide your board members with clear opportunities and steps to help your organization reach its WGTE's Day of Giving goals
  5. Leverage your board members as Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to help raise more and expand your reach on WGTE's Day of Giving
  6. On WGTE's Day of Giving update your board on your progress from beginning to end
  7. Encourage your board members to support you on WGTE's Day of Giving with matching funds, social sharing, and promotion of your participation with their networks
  8. Invite your board members to attend an in-person event during WGTE's Day of Giving
  9. Ask your board members to help you personally thank and steward your WGTE's Day of Giving donors
  10. Don’t forget “Thank You” to your board members for their help and hard work on WGTE's Day of Giving and celebrate a job well done

Resources for Your Organization

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Resources for Your Board Members