How board members can contribute to fundraising


One of the duties of board members is to contribute to promotional and fundraising activities to empower the executive director and its staff. Here are some things you can do to help fundraising:

  • Advocate for the organization by sharing its mission and why it is personally important(especially at events)
  • Attend board training opportunities related to fundraising
  • Participate in board discussions to assist in developing and evaluating the organization’s fundraising strategy
  • Assist with introductions for prospects identified
  • Thank donors for their gifts 
  • Attend and invite guests to fundraising events
  • Cultivate gifts by discussing organization’s work and successes with colleagues, and inform the necessary individuals (board chair, development committee, etc.) about potential donors’ levels of interest
  • Participate in face-to-face meetings with staff members and potential donors

As a Board Director, I have agreed to contribute to OSI promotional and fundraising activities per the Board Agreement in at least one of these activities.