Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money

Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money

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by Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson

Nonprofit boards seem universally afraid of fundraising – which is ironic since raising money is what organizations need most from their trustees.

With the publication of Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money: A Cookbook of Easy-to-Use Fundraising Exercises, much of that fear will now be vanquished.

Drawing on decades of experience, and tapping an expert team of fundraising trainers across the United States, Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson have produced an extraordinary how-to book of easy-to-use fundraising exercises for boards of all sizes.

Some activities are as short as 15 minutes, others take 30 minutes, some an hour. What’s notable is that everything you need to conduct any of the 51 exercises – step-by-step instructions, handouts, even questions to pose to participants – is included in the book.  This is handholding at its snuggest.

As an illustration, are you worried your board members, when visiting prospects, will be uncomfortable discussing your organization’s work? Turn to “What Drew You to This Work,” a 15-minute activity that puts participants at ease by having them address three questions: Why are you involved with this organization? Why is our work important to you? Tell me about a time when you saw our mission in action and what it meant to you.

Or perhaps you want to help your volunteers understand how donors make giving decisions. If so, “How High Will You Go” is a 30-minute, engaging exercise that explores the myriad factors that influence gift amounts. 

Or do you need to forcefully drive home the point that face to face fundraising is the most effective way of raising money? Then engage your board, volunteers and staff in the “Fundraising Effectiveness Quiz,” a guaranteed eye-opener for those who gravitate to special events.

Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money is a remarkable achievement by a pair of preeminent professionals dedicated to helping boards overcome the fear that impedes so many noble causes.

ISBN 978-1-927375-88-4  Civil Sector Press 2022
Originally published by Emerson & Church
soft cover | 8.5 x 11 in | 184 pages

This title will be available to ship in approximately 3 weeks.

by Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson

Nonprofit boards seem universally afraid of fundraising – which is ironic since raising money is what organizations need most from their trustees.

With the publication of Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money: A Cookbook of Easy-to-Use Fundraising Exercises, much of that fear will now be vanquished.

Drawing on decades of experience, and tapping an expert team of fundraising trainers across the United States, Andrea Kihlstedt and Andy Robinson have produced an extraordinary how-to book of easy-to-use fundraising exercises for boards of all sizes.

Some activities are as short as 15 minutes, others take 30 minutes, some an hour. What’s notable is that everything you need to conduct any of the 51 exercises – step-by-step instructions, handouts, even questions to pose to participants – is included in the book.  This is handholding at its snuggest.

As an illustration, are you worried your board members, when visiting prospects, will be uncomfortable discussing your organization’s work? Turn to “What Drew You to This Work,” a 15-minute activity that puts participants at ease by having them address three questions: Why are you involved with this organization? Why is our work important to you? Tell me about a time when you saw our mission in action and what it meant to you.

Or perhaps you want to help your volunteers understand how donors make giving decisions. If so, “How High Will You Go” is a 30-minute, engaging exercise that explores the myriad factors that influence gift amounts. 

Or do you need to forcefully drive home the point that face to face fundraising is the most effective way of raising money? Then engage your board, volunteers and staff in the “Fundraising Effectiveness Quiz,” a guaranteed eye-opener for those who gravitate to special events.

Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money is a remarkable achievement by a pair of preeminent professionals dedicated to helping boards overcome the fear that impedes so many noble causes.

ISBN 978-1-927375-88-4  Civil Sector Press 2022
Originally published by Emerson & Church
soft cover | 8.5 x 11 in | 184 pages

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