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Do you wish your board of directors was more enthusiastic and engaged in fundraising?

Would you like to run an annual board giving campaign that raises more money than you ever thought possible?

Is your organization struggling to get board members to introduce you to their friends, hold fundraising events, and serve as effective fundraising ambassadors for your non-profit?

If so, then I invite you to join us for a brand new class here at The Fundraising Authority… The Board Fundraising Blueprint: How to Motivate and Equip Your Board to Raise More Money Than Ever Before.

This 6-week class, presented by some of the biggest names in non-profit fundraising, will teach you everything you need to know to break out of your board fundraising rut and develop a board that raises more money, without the stress or hassle.

What’s in the Class?

The Board Fundraising Blueprint: How to Motivate and Equip Your Board to Raise More Money Than Ever Before will run from Monday, March 11th through Friday, April 19th. The class runs completely online, and all materials will be delivered electronically.

Here are the weekly class modules you will be receiving:

Week #1 – The Role of Your Board in Fundraising: Leadership, Not Anxiety (Webinar Presented by Joe Garecht)

Learn the proper role of your board when it comes to fundraising. It’s not what you (or they) might think. Your board does have an important role when it comes to fundraising, and if the organization doesn’t understand it, you’ll be missing out on new donors, better connections, and increased revenue.

Week #2 – How to Ease Your Board Into Fundraising (Webinar Presented by Vanessa Chase)

Getting your board to give more and raise more isn’t a one-step process. During this webinar, Vanessa Chase shows us how to gently introduce our boards to fundraising and philanthropy, how to turn board members into ambassadors for your organization, and how to give your board fundraising “homework” they will enjoy.

Week #3 – The Annual Board Appeal: Running an Organized and Successful Board Giving Campaign (Webinar Presented by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE)

During this webinar, renowned fundraising expert Linda Lysakowski will show you the step-by-step process for running a successful board giving campaign. This presentation includes strategies for getting your board committed to the board giving process, and answers questions such as who should make the ask and when is the best time to run an annual board appeal.

Week #4 – Create a Fundraising Action Plan for Your Board Members with a Job For Everyone (Webinar Presented by Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE)

Gail Perry, author of Fired Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion Into Action joins us for this webinar to give you a simple and effective plan for creating a strategy that gets every single board member involved in fundraising through a job they are comfortable with. Imagine having a board of directors that is actively engaged in fundraising and happy about it! Gail shows us how…

Week #5 – How to Get Your Board Enthusiastic about Fundraising (Webinar Presented by Joe Garecht)

Is your board scared, nervous, bored or disinterested when it comes to fundraising? During this webinar, you’ll learn how to ignite your board’s passion for fundraising and get them enthusiastic about the entire process (yes, it can be done!)

Week #6 – You Can Do This! A Webinar to Share With Your Board (Webinar Presented by Joe Garecht)

You’ve watched the webinars, and now you are ready to get results. This is a special webinar we put together that you can share with your board if you’d like. Or, you can use this webinar to get ideas for your next presentation to your board of directors.

Either way, during this webinar, Joe Garecht speaks directly to board members to tell them that successful fundraising (without anxiety, stress or fear) is within their grasp. Then he tells them exactly how to do it. Feel free to share this with your board or paraphrase the content for your next board meeting!

Class materials will arrive at your inbox each week on Monday. Each of the 6 class modules will be presented as webinars. All of the webinars will be pre-recorded so you can watch them at your leisure. You won’t need to be in front of your computer at any set time.

Don’t worry – we’ll include information on how to download the materials and watch the webinars and provide technical support to make sure you can access everything in the class.

Who is This Class For?

The Board Fundraising Blueprint: How to Motivate and Equip Your Board to Raise More Money Than Ever Before is designed for anyone who is working with a non-profit, and wants to see the board of directors more engaged and enthusiastic about fundraising. This includes Executive Directors, Development Directors, fundraising staff members, board members, and volunteers, as well as non-profit development consultants.

Whether you are new to fundraising or have been in the trenches for years, this course will show you how to raise more money from and through your board than ever before.

Learn When and Where You Want

One of the best things about this class is that you can watch the webinars from the comfort of your own home or office, at your own convenience. Instead of having to take a day off to go to a seminar or offsite workshop, you can learn everything you need to know about creating a fundraising breakthrough, right where you are.

And – you have lifetime access to the class materials! So even if you can’t go through all of the modules right now, you can watch them when you are ready. There are no tests or quizzes, only solid information that you can review whenever you are ready, with lifetime access to the course pages.

Learn from the Best in the Business

The Board Fundraising Blueprint: How to Motivate and Equip Your Board to Raise More Money Than Ever Before is being presented by some of the most influential voices in non-profit fundraising, including:

Joe GarechtJoe Garecht – Joe is the founder of The Fundraising Authority and has spent the past 20 years helping organizations worldwide raise more money. As a Development Director, Executive Director and fundraising consultant, he has helped hundreds of non-profits raise more money. Now, he wants to help your organization achieve a fundraising breakthrough too!

Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE – Gail is the author of Fired Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion Into Action and is one of the best-known trainers and consultants in the world when it comes to board fundraising. Gail has worked with hundreds of boards around the world to raise more money and build stronger organizations.

Vanessa Chase – Vanessa is the founder of The Storytelling Non-Profit. She’s been a fundraiser, Development Director and consultant, and knows what it takes to make board members comfortable with raising money. Vanessa works with boards and non-profits every day to make them better ambassadors and storytellers for their organization.

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE – Linda is the author of Raise More Money from Your Business Community, Capital Campaigns: Everything You Need to Know, and numerous other books on non-profit fundraising. She is a well-known fundraising consultant and speaker, and an expert in fundraising strategy and planning.

Have Your Whole Team Participate!

If you have a team of people working with your non-profit and you’d like them all to participate in this class, there is no extra charge for additional team members. You can give your entire development team, your board of directors or your staff, access to the class, all with just a single course registration. We will send the class materials to as many members of your team as you would like.

Have Questions?  Get Answers!

During this class, you’ll have direct access to Joe Garecht to get all of your board fundraising questions answered. Send them your questions about what you are learning and how it applies to your non-profit, and he will respond with customized advice and counsel.

Your Investment in a Better Fundraising Board for Your Non-Profit

A full-day seminar on how to get your board more engaged in fundraising can cost anywhere from $300-$500 (not including travel expenses), and yet not offer anywhere near the amount or quality of materials that are included with this class…

When you register today, you can participate in the entire class, including all 6 weeks of webinars, plus two bonus items, for an investment of just $77.

What Participants in Our Previous Courses Have Said…

Over the past decade, Fundraising Authority founder Joe Garecht has taught dozens of courses and webinars that have helped thousands of organizations raise more money. Here’s what some participants in our classes this past year have said:

“Supercharge Your Fundraising is a bargain! It’s been a major source of help this year and Joe is always accessible to respond to specific questions.” – Cathy Galbraith

“I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking to attract major donors to give to their non-profit, from novice to experienced fundraisers.” – Casey Taylor

“The length of each class was just right and the info was practical and timely for us – we put many of the suggestions into practice immediately!” – Shauna Petchel

Free Bonuses

To help you achieve an even bigger fundraising breakthrough with your board, everyone who participates in this course will receive the following free bonuses:

Special Bonus #1: How to Recruit Phenomenal Board Members for Your Organization (Written Guide by Joe Garecht)

Every non-profit needs fantastic, committed, and enthusiastic board members to lead their fundraising efforts. In this written guide, Joe Garecht leads you through the process of finding and recruiting great new board members for your organization.

Special Bonus #2: How to Get Your Board Members to Refer New Donors to Your Non-Profit (Podcast by Joe Garecht)

Imagine having a steady stream of new major donor prospects for your organization. Now imagine that your board members are introducing you to those prospects on a daily, monthly, or weekly basis.

It’s possible, and hundreds of non-profits have harnessed the power of board referrals to raise more money than ever before. In this podcast, Joe Garecht gives you his personal strategy for earning more referrals from your board of directors.

No Questions Asked 100% GuaranteeOur Guarantee to You

We know The Board Fundraising Blueprint: How to Motivate and Equip Your Board to Raise More Money Than Ever Before is the single best course available on how to supercharge your organization’s board fundraising.  Not only will you be satisfied with this course, you will be raving about it to your colleagues and friends at other organizations.

Registration Closes this Friday, March 8th at 7 PM

Because this class begins on Monday, March 11th, we will need to close registration this Friday, March 8th at 7 PM.  Once registration closes, we will not be able to accept any new participants, and instead, will be focused on working with class members. Be sure to sign-up now to gain access to the class.

Sign-Up and Get Your Board Ready to Raise More Money than Ever Before!

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In most organizations, board fundraising refers to two related components.  First, the board is asked (or required) to give a personal gift each year to the organization.  Second, the board is asked (or required) to help solicit funds for the organization from their own network of family, friends, and colleagues.

Both forms of board fundraising are vital to the success of every single school, church, or charity.  Why?  Because the best place to start your fundraising network is with those supporters who are closest to you organization, and who is closer to your organization than its board of directors?  If they won’t give personal gifts and ask for support from their own rolodexes, can you really expect others who are further removed from your organization to do the same?

Of course, board fundraising is a tricky subject for your non-profit’s development staff and staff leadership – your development professionals know how important the board’s involvement is to your fundraising success, yet often, the board (or at least some portion of the board’s membership) is reluctant to give or raise funds.  When this happens (and it often does) , your organization’s development staff is left in the unenviable position of pressuring their ultimate boss (the board) into giving.  This pressure takes any number of forms, including cajoling, inspiring, wheedling, and all to often… begging.

Because board fundraising is such an important component of your organization’s overall fundraising plan, here are four tips for rousing any board into an increased fundraising role for your school, church, or charity:

1.   Explain the Need

Believe it or not, many board members of many organizations aren’t entirely clear on the “dollars and cents” of their non-profit.  They don’t understand where the money goes or why your group needs more of it.  Sure, most boards have a few “numbers people” who ask lots of questions and double check figures on the budget, but don’t make the mistake of thinking all of your board members are similarly inclined.  (Part of this explanation process should be the presentation of a well-written fundraising plan).

Boards that understand the balance sheet and the overall fundraising goals are much more likely to be actively engaged in fundraising efforts.  Take some time to explain your budget to your board, and to lay out why you need each and every dollar you are attempting to raise.  Show them the need, and what they can do to help fill it.

2.   Inspire with Your Mission

Your board may innately support your organization, but even they sometimes lose steam.  Take the time to frequently reconnect your board with your mission.  Inspire them with your successes.  Share with them your vision for the future.  Highlight your clients’ stories.  Take them on tours.  Connect with them frequently.  Board members that are inspired and emotionally driven by your mission are board members that not only will raise money for you, but will want to.

3.   Educate and Support

Depending on the composition of your board, you may have several (or even a majority of) board members who wish they could raise lots of money for you, but don’t really know how.  Take some time to “train” your board on how to fundraise.  Teach them how to make an ask.  Walk them through the process of holding an event in their home for your organization.  Show them how to introduce people to your charity.  Give them a chance to practice, to learn, and to ask questions.

One great way to do this is by holding a board retreat with a major fundraising component.  Another way is to set aside time at a board meeting for a training session.  Teach your board what you want them to do so they can go out and do it for you.

4.   Be Mindful of Your Board’s Talents

Various board members will have varying talents.  Some will be great fundraisers.  Others will be great visionaries.  Still others will help with PR, advertising, program components, and planning and organization.  While all board members should have some responsibility for fundraising (and all should personally give to your organization), recognize that some people will have a real knack for board fundraising, while others will only do so out of a sense of obligation.

Understanding this fact, be mindful of always having a certain percentage of good fundraisers on your board of directors.  As members cycle on and off of your board, make sure that board fundraising is an important criteria of the selection process for new board members.  Set yourself up for future fundraising success.

Also, be sure to check out our webinar How to Get Your Board Enthusiastic about Fundraising.