Guide to Building Board Support

You can take your Iowa 4-H Giving Day success to new heights on October 7-8 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 Iowa 4-H Giving Day, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your organization’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for Iowa 4-H Giving Day? We’ve got you covered!

Ten Steps to Board Success:

  1. Have a Iowa 4-H Giving Day Kickoff at your next board meeting
  2. Include your board in your Iowa 4-H Giving Day 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 Iowa 4-H Giving Day goals
  5. Leverage your board members as Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to help raise more and expand your reach on Iowa 4-H Giving Day
  6. On Iowa 4-H Giving Day update your board on your progress from beginning to end
  7. Encourage your board members to support you on Iowa 4-H Giving Day 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 Iowa 4-H Giving Day
  9. Ask your board members to help you personally thank and steward your Iowa 4-H Giving Day donors
  10. Don’t forget “Thank You” to your board members for their help and hard work on Iowa 4-H Giving Day and celebrate a job well done

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