Guide to Building Board Support


You can take your Family Promise Week success to new heights on October 24-31 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 Family Promise Week, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for Family Promise Week? We’ve got you covered!


Ten Steps to Board Success:

  1. Have a Family Promise Week Kickoff at your next board meeting
  2. Include your board in your Family Promise Week 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 Family Promise Week goals
  5. Leverage your board members as Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to help raise more and expand your reach on Family Promise Week
  6. On Family Promise Week update your board on your progress from beginning to end
  7. Encourage your board members to support you on Family Promise Week 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 Family Promise Week
  9. Ask your board members to help you personally thank and steward your Family Promise Week donors
  10. Don’t forget “Thank You” to your board members for their help and hard work on Family Promise Week and celebrate a job well done

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