Guide to Getting Your Board On Board for Kentucky Gives Day


You can take your Kentucky Gives Day success to new heights on May 22nd 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 Kentucky Gives Day, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for Kentucky Gives Day? We’ve got you covered!


10 Steps to Board Success:

  1. Have a Kentucky Gives Day Kickoff at your next board meeting
  2. Include your board in your Kentucky Gives Day 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 Kentucky Gives Day goals
  5. Leverage your board members as Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to help raise more and expand your reach on Kentucky Gives Day
  6. On Kentucky Gives Day update your board on your progress from beginning to end
  7. Encourage your board members to support you on Kentucky Gives Day 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 Kentucky Gives Day
  9. Ask your board members to help you personally thank and steward your Kentucky Gives Day donors
  10. Don’t forget “Thank You” to your board members for their help and hard work on Kentucky Gives Day and celebrate a job well done


Resources for Your Organization


Resources for Your Board Members