Guide to Getting Your Board On Board for the Giving Challenge


You can take your Giving Challenge success to new heights on April 28th - 29th by leveraging your board members and their passion for your cause! Nonprofit 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 during the Giving Challenge, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for the Giving Challenge? We’ve got you covered!


10 Steps to Board Success:

  1. Have a Giving Challenge Kickoff at your next board meeting
  2. Include your board in your Giving Challenge goals
  3. Share regular updates throughout the planning process
  4. Provide your board members with clear opportunities and steps to help your nonprofit organization reach its Giving Challenge goals
  5. Leverage your board members as Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to help raise more and expand your reach during the Giving Challenge
  6. During Giving Challenge update your board on your progress from beginning to end
  7. Encourage your board members to support you during the Giving Challenge 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 the Giving Challenge
  9. Ask your board members to help you personally thank and steward your Giving Challenge donors
  10. Don’t forget “Thank You” to your board members for their help and hard work on the Giving Challenge and celebrate a job well done


Resources for Your Nonprofit Organization


Resources for Your Board Members