Imagine how much you could accomplish if every board member contributed his or her best gift and was enthusiastically involved in helping the organization fundraise.
Well, that’s not going to happen unless you educate the board and develop a strategic plan for their involvement. You can’t just keep asking them to “solicit their lists” - it’s not strategic and it deadens your board members’ spirit and willingness to be involved.
Your board must lead the way in fundraising if your organization is going to fulfill its vision and have the impact everyone wants. That means a thought-out, formal board solicitation process and a detailed plan for how to strategically involve board members in fundraising.
Join asking and board expert Brian Saber to learn how to:
- Create a board culture where the importance of giving and helping fundraise is clearly understood and embraced
- Develop a board process that absolutely will raise the level of board giving
- Educate your board on what it means to be involved in fundraising as a board member
- Train your board on the art of soliciting gifts face-to-face
* Note: This webinar is accompanied by a 5-page worksheet to be used during the webinar
- Board Member Resource Commitment Form
- Anxiety/Excitement Worksheet
- Culture of Asking Checklist
- How to Support Each Asking Style Chart
- Ask as You’d Be Asked Exercise
- Find Your Own Words Exercise
Presented By Brian Saber
president of Asking Matters. Brian has raised hundreds of millions of dollars over 25 years by personally soliciting thousands of donors and working with the boards of directors of more than 100 organizations, coming to understand the art of the ask in a way that few people do. Because of his remarkable experience in asking, Brian has been able to break down the process of asking to its fundamental components, making simple what for many seems daunting. He knows how to persist through his own anxieties, remembering again and again that his success as a fundraiser makes a corner of the world a better place.
Brian has worked in social service, education, and the arts, raising money for his alma mater, Brandeis University, Northwestern University Settlement, and The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, among others. He is currently a consultant to various organizations around the country and presents, trains, and writes on fundraising and the art of the ask. Recent clients include the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the U.S. Olympics Committee, the St. Louis Planned Giving Council, Volunteers of America, the Utah Society of Fund Raisers, and the Salvation Army National Resource Development Conference.