Getting your board to help support your fundraising efforts isn’t always an easy task. Especially when it comes to your fundraising events. Oftentimes both staff and board members aren’t always clear about what the board should be doing or better yet what they could be doing to make the night successful.
If you’re looking for ways to get your board involved in your event outside of the decoration committee (or the all too common critique of the event committee) then read on!
Here are the top three ways your board can support your fundraising event before, during and after your event.
In the spring of 2019 I decided that I was going to take a sabbatical from my work as a Benefit Auctioneer so that I could spend some time plotting out an adventure of a lifetime with my husband. We were going to explore Europe in the spring of 2020 with the purpose of determining if we could move there. It was an exciting time for us as we considered the possibilities. Little did we know that the world was going to change dramatically with COVID-19 in the spring of 2020.
As the fall rolled around in 2019, I began to tell my clients that I would not be available for their events in 2020. It was a time of mixed emotions for me. On one hand I was excited about the epic journey we were going to take and the possible new life that awaited us in Europe. And on the other hand I was seriously going to miss all the amazing nonprofits that I got to work with and being a part of the magic that can happen when people join together to do good.
Michael Faith Benefit Auctioneer and fundraising professional