Guide to Getting Your Board On Board for Vermont Gives

You can take your Vermont Gives success to new heights on May 17th by leveraging your board members and their passion for your cause! 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 on Vermont Gives, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for Vermont Gives? We’ve got you covered!

10 Steps to Board Success:

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

Resources for Your Organization

Resources for Your Board Members