I have been saying it for years: don’t throw them into the deep end without first teaching them to swim. It is true of both children (that’s a joke) and nonprofit board members. Don’t ask and pressure them to fundraise until you have taught them how. Makes perfect senses, but it is amazing how frequently this doesn’t happen.
I don’t know the drowning statistics, but I do now have fundraising statistics. Cygnus Applied Research conducted a survey of donors that included almost 3,500 current or recently-resigned Read more