Guide to Building Board Support


You can take your Give Local Lancaster success to new heights on November 15th 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 Give Local Lancaster, 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 Lancaster? We’ve got you covered!


Ten Steps to Board Success:

  1. Have a dedicated Give Local Lancaster Kickoff celebration at your next board meeting
  2. Include your board in crafting your Give Local Lancaster 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 Give Local Lancaster goals
  5. Leverage your board members as Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to help raise more and expand your reach on Give Local Lancaster
  6. On Give Local Lancaster event day, November 15th, update your board on your progress from beginning to end
  7. Encourage your board members to support you on Give Local Lancaster with matching funds, social sharing, and promotion of your participation with their networks
  8. Invite your board members to attend an virtual meeting or safe, in-person event during Give Local Lancaster
  9. Ask your board members to help you personally thank and follow up with your Give Local Lancaster donors
  10. Don’t forget to create a special “Thank You” for your board members for their help and hard work on Give Local Lancaster and celebrate a job well done

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Resources for Your Board Members