Guide to Getting Your Board On Board for the Big Give


You can take your the Big Give success to new heights on March 28th 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 the Big Give, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for the Big Give? We’ve got you covered!


10 Steps to Board Success:

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


Resources for Your Organization


Resources for Your Board Members