Do you work with a board like this?
At Westside Baby, the board is highly engaged and truly excited to fundraise. Yes, the words “board”, “excited”, and “fundraise” all in the same sentence. It didn’t start out like that. The board was nervous and very uncomfortable when it came to fundraising.
This week’s video is a mini case study on how the board, the executive director, and the development director all work together to grow the fundraising at Westside Baby. If fact, you’ll get to meet a board member (Rachelle Nesta), the executive director (Nancy Woodland), and the development director (Sarah Couch). They will walk you through the steps they took to transform the board into an excited group of people that not only likes to fundraise, but is motivated to go out and bring in new donors and make the ask.
It’s a very inspiring story. Please feel free to share this video with your board members.
If you have any stories or advice on helping board members raise more money, please share them in a comment box under the video. Your nonprofit friends will appreciate it.
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Christopher Davenport says
If you have any stories or advice on helping board members raise more money, please share them in a comment box. Your nonprofit friends will appreciate it.
Jennifer Goldstein says
Would they possibly be willing to share the 7 training sessions that were created to use with their board? Great program, I love a grass roots effort that everyone embraces together.
Thanks so much!
Russell Wycoff says
Christopher – I really enjoyed this. Th.Y.
Eva Dickerson says
I agree with Jennifer’s question. If they would be willing to share the training session topics or outlines that they used to energize their board, that would be most helpful. I was able to glean a number of new ideas to work with my board.
Nancy Woodland says
Our original training was set up by Janet Boguch at Non-profit Works. The step by step additions will be included as part of our hand-outs at the NDOA conference but might be hard to send out through Movie Mondays.
craig Stewart says
Terrific team effort! It’s very apparent that the three of you have a great symbiotic relationship and that your board has responded positively to your trainings and their newly acquired skills.
Thanks for sharing!
Kathleen Gardner says
Can you send them out another way? However, it seems like Movie Mondays would be a good place to just send copy of the training modules. I’m sure Christopher could figure out how to do it.
Janet Boguch says
How absolutely exciitng to see and hear the three of you demonstrating the best of the partnership principle required of fundraising. Yes, fundraising is a team sport and you exemplify what is possible!
The 6 R’s of Fundraising video is found on the homepage of my website,
for those of you who are wanting the overview of the cycle. There are actually 7 R’s… stay tuned.
Amy Plympton Fortunato says
I want that training for sure! Thanks.
Rachelle Nesta says
If you were not able to attend the conference, handouts are available on their website at https://ndoa.memberclicks.net/2013-winter-conference-speaker-handouts.
Maria Polinsky says
This link is no longer valid. Can anyone help? I’d love to see the outline. We are going through something very similar at my organization and will be launching training. Thanks!
Joan Duncheskie says
I learned so much for this video. Thank you.
David Oconnell says
Thanks for sharing these great resources. As a newcomer to fundraising, I have found these videos very helpful.