In order to make good decisions regarding their fundraising involvement, your board of directors needs to have good background information. Have you given your board members that information?
You have a few options if you want some help moving in this direction. A one-time training can sometimes help, but often organizations need help over a short time period to make sure the concepts ‘stick.’
Accomplishing true change in a board takes time. Patterns aren’t formed overnight. So they can’t be broken overnight either. This multi-phase approach has proven effective in successfully navigating this change process:
Phase I: Consultant Review of Materials and a Planning Session with Staff
Phase II: Initial Planning Session with the Board
Phase III: Finalize Fundraising Plan and Identify Gaps in Knowledge
Phase IV: Provide Additional Training to Cover Those Gaps
Phase V: Guidance and Coaching to Ensure Improved Engagement is Permanent and Provide Intervention Where Needed
If you’d like to hire Kirsten to provide customized consulting or training for your board engagement efforts, feel free to contact Kirsten today at Kirsten@BullockConsulting.net to schedule a time to talk more about options and costs, or fill out the form below.
In the meantime, here are additional options that might interest you: