Guide to Getting Your Board On Board for Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills

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You can take your Give Local success to new heights on April 23-24 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 during Give Local, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for Give Local? We’ve got you covered!


10 Steps to Board Success:

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


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