Building a strong and effective board is vitally important for nonprofit organizations. However, the recruitment process is often neglected and delivers a blow to building a powerful and dynamic board. Solutions will help establish recruitment and orientation guidelines that guide your nonprofit in assembling a board that is truly effective.

Each training session is a stand-alone session or can be included as part of a multi-session series.

Series – Board Governance ~ this series is created specifically for Governing Boards, Foundation Boards, Executive/Administrative Staff

  • Board Basics
  • Board Responsibilities
  • Embracing Your Fundraising Responsibilities
  • Board Governance
  • Board Recruitment and Orientation
  • Board Assessment
  • Building Better Boards

Series – Fundraising Development ~ this series is created specifically for Foundation Boards, Fundraising/Development Committees and Volunteers, Foundation/Development Staff, Governing Board (without a Foundation/Development Board or Committee)

  • Fundraising and Partnerships
  • Embracing Your Fundraising Responsibilities
  • Strategic Fundraising Plan
  • Annual Campaign Planning
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
  • Development Committee
  • Planned Giving Strategies
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Successful Corporate Fundraising
  • Cultivate Donations in Difficult Times
  • Increasing Corporate Partnerships
  • Mission, Vision, Value = Donor

Solutions 4 Fundraising has developed a collection of tools that will identify donors and move the process through to the cultivation of the gift. It includes tools such as the prospect rating sheet, wealth assessment, and constituency target worksheet. Our team will take the staff and volunteers through the process of identifying and cultivation significant gifts.

The art and strategy of a Donor Cultivation System is to motivate existing donors so they continue to support‭ ‬the organization at increasingly higher levels over time.‭ ‬In addition,‭ ‬the system educates potential donors about the nonprofit organization and identifies matching values between potential donor and organization.‭ ‬Through cultivation steps, a partnership develops between the new donor and the organization with benefits to both parties.‭ ‬

A donor cultivation system will include:

  • Implement donor recruitment,‭ ‬retention and nurturing policies and practices.
  • Developing printed and audiovisual materials for donor enlistment.
  • Establish management procedures and activities‭ ‬that will build strong relationships,‭ ‬provide efficient stewardship,‭ ‬acquisition and solicitation of donors.
  • Provide an outline of organizational goals and objectives for marketing and fundraising.
  • Prepare staff and volunteers for donor solicitation.
  • Review or initiate a donor newsletter for,‭ ‬at least,‭ ‬bi-annual release.
  • Evaluate the annual giving program,‭ ‬direct mail items,‭ ‬web site and special events.‭
  • Designing donor appreciation and recognition programs.