Engaging your board in fundraising can be challenging.
Many leaders struggle to find ways to encourage board members to support fundraising efforts despite the board’s responsibility to ensure the organization’s sustainability and good fiscal health. Further, many funders also examine rates of board giving to determine whether or not to invest in an organization. Requiring board members to directly contribute (give) or seek from peers (get) a defined amount of funds each year sounds like a productive strategy to encourage board fundraising. Indeed, give/get requirements have the potential to energize your board. But they can also scare away potential members. So is a give/get the way to go?
Learn more at our May 19, 2017 2pm ET debate: Should Your Board Have a Give/Get Requirement?
Meet the debaters:
Stephanie Arcella, of Take 2 Services Inc. will argue in favor of give/gets. Stephanie is a licensed social worker and a seasoned fundraiser – a unique professional combo. She brings understanding and knowledge of your work and expertise in building and strengthening funding bases. Additionally, Stephanie has extensive experience working closely with Board members, Executive Directors, Directors of Development, and major donors. Stephanie brings expertise in relationship management, strategic and fundraising plan development and implementation, donor cultivation, grants management, and events management to your fundraising team. Stephanie has over thirteen years experience in successful fundraising.
Darian Rodriguez Heyman will argue against give/gets. Darian Rodriguez Heyman is an accomplished fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and best-selling author. His work “helping people help” started during his five-year tenure as executive director of Craigslist Foundation, after which he edited the best-selling book, Nonprofit Management 101 (Wiley & Sons). More recently, he authored the best-selling Nonprofit Fundraising 101, the first truly comprehensive yet practical guide to all aspects of fundraising for your cause, and stepped into the executive director role at Numi Foundation, where he oversees their clean water and curriculum development programs. Heyman also co-founded the only global conference series dedicated to social media for social good, Social Media for Nonprofits , as well as Sparrow: Mobile for All. Heyman is an in-demand fundraising consultant and board retreat facilitator, and a frequent keynote speaker at social impact events around the world.