Boards and fundraising: practical ideas for small shops

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If there’s one question I’m asked most frequently in my travels, it’s this:

How can I get my board more engaged in supporting fundraising and philanthropy?

I’m chatting with awesome small shop fundraising expert Cindy Wagman this week on her joint podcast with Charity Village, The Small Nonprofit Podcast (if you’re a small shop, you’ll want to subscribe to this one ASAP!)

Here’s a few of the juicy tidbits we cover:

1. The one place to start with when you want to get your board joyfully participating in fundraising.

2. Why your board doesn’t need to know anyone with “deep pockets” to make a difference.

3. Why every board member needs to make a donation, and how to word that ask.

Have a listen here, and let me know what you think! I’m going to be sharing a lot of ideas and resources via video and podcasts (and still good ol’ fashioned writing!) in 2019 - I’d love your feedback on your format and platform preferences, as well as what topics you’re interested hearing more about.

Emma Lewzey, CFRE is an award-winning fundraiser who has been helping great causes like yours build and grow successful fundraising programs since 1995. She’s the President-Elect of the world’s largest Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Chapter in Toronto, and the National Chair of AFP’s Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy. Contact Emma to book your free discovery session, and find out how you can work together to strategically focus your precious resources on the fundraising initiatives that truly work.

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