Guide to Building Board Support


You can take your KY Gives Day success to new heights on May 10th 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 KY 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 KY Gives Day? We’ve got you covered!


Ten Steps to Board Success:

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

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