Build Fundraising Confidence

Not every board member joins your organization with the same level of comfort in "making the ask." Some board members love the networking and relationship development – but others aren't comfortable with asking for money. Boost your board's fundraising skills with some of these resources.


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Roles and Responsibilities of the Board

A basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the board is a good place to start in any recruitment and orientation activities

What Can I Do? Beyond Making the Ask

There is so much more to fundraising that being the person who "makes the ask." Share this list with your board members to help them engage more fully in the fundraising process

Nonprofit Funding Models

There is no one-size-fits-all model of funding. This document reviews a number of models as identified in an SSIR article.

Board Committees

Much of the work of the board is accomplished by standing committees or ad hoc work groups. This document describes several types of committees.

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Board Fundraising Commitment Form

Use this form to give your board members more concrete ways to fulfill their commitment to support the organization.

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Fundraising Dashboard

Modify this dashboard with meaningful measures from your own organization to give your Development Committee or Board a good picture of their progress in fundraising.

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Fundraising Quiz for Board Members

Take this board fundraising quiz to determine whether your board is as effective at fundraising as it wants to be.

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Fundraising Roles & Responsibilities

This worksheet identifies the fundraising responsibilities of the board as a whole, individual board members and the fundraising committee.

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Put Some Zip into Your Fundraising

Use this checklist of ideas to bring new life to your fundraising.

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Reasons to Give to My Organization Worksheet

Complete this worksheet in the boardroom to help board members Think through and write down ideas to formulate their "elevator speech."

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Unprecedented Collaboration

Nearly 20 foundations and corporations have invested in building the capacity of NH nonprofits through their support of this project.

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The Go Factor

In the triad of "ready, set, go" NonprofitNext is the "Go Factor." Tools that you find here allow you to quickly move into action by downloading a resource that you can use today - A checklist, a template, information to bring to your next board meeting.



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