Guide to Building Board Support

Take your Give DeKalb County success to new heights on May 2nd by engaging 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. Check out these resources to help build board support for Give DeKalb County.

Ten Steps to Board Success:

  1. Have a Give DeKalb County Kickoff at your next board meeting
  2. Include the board in your Give DeKalb County goals (or establish the goals together)
  3. Share regular updates throughout the planning process
  4. Provide your board members with clear opportunities and steps to help your organization reach its Give DeKalb County goals
  5. Consider board members as Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to help raise more and expand your Give DeKalb County reach
  6. Provide the board with regular progress updates during Give DeKalb County
  7. Encourage board members to support you on Give DeKalb County with matching funds, social sharing, and promotion of your participation with their networks
  8. Invite board members to attend an in-person event during Give DeKalb County
  9. Ask board members to help you personally thank and steward your Give DeKalb County donors
  10. Don’t forget a “Thank You” to your board members for their help and hard work

Resources for Your Organization

On-Demand Training Videos

Resources for Your Board Members