Could a terrific fundraiser be sitting on your board and go undetected?
In today’s video, JoAnn Yoshimoto from the Alford Group talks about finding that key board member that nobody seems to notice. She tells two short stories that illustrate the point.
It’s funny how so many of us feel like we don’t have the ideal board make-up that we feel we need. But yet, we probably have better boards than we think. Watch today’s video to learn where star performing board members can sometimes be found.
If you have any stories or advice on creating the ideal board, 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 creating the ideal board, please share them in a comment box. Thanks. 🙂
Judy Gould says
Proof of the power of the intravert. So many times we overlook their value.
Joyce Weatherford says
I can only say WOW! I don’t think of the quiet people being the major fundraisers, but I really need to rethink my board.
Jill Armitage says
Thank you so much! I think this is a valuable perspective that can help us to empower, support and engage all of our board members. Very nicely done!
Vicky Tetzlaff says
Great perspective and insight. Thank you so much for sharing!
Maria Polinsky says
I think it comes down to passion and sincerity. A low-key, “non pushy” approach is very appreciated and respected. We have a similar board member who is rather quiet and doesn’t feel well-connected. However, she looks for every way possible to raise money–leading a friends asking friends campaign, making us the recipient of her work holiday party, eager to make donor thank you calls, etc. I am a big believer that every volunteer can make a contribution if we can take the time to find their niche.
Beth Ann Locke says
We have to get outside our own “biases” on what we think a star performer is! And also, as fundraisers, help find the talents of our board members and match them to what is needed, instead of trying to fit board volunteers into a box. Nice insights.