Each board member plays a role in fundraising and providing stewardship through budgetary accountability. Practices of board giving and engagement may include monetary and non-monetary contributions. The practices identified for individual board member giving and any other engagement indicators should align with the board and organization’s stage of development, creating pathways for all board members to actively contribute to fundraising efforts.
Fundraising expectations need to be explicit and clearly shared during the board recruitment process. Ensure fundraising is part of ongoing financial discussions. A nonprofit’s board members should feel accountable for the organization’s budget and fundraising implications associated with securing adequate resources.