“You want me to do what?”

The question is from members of nonprofit boards, and the “what” is asking for money.

When the Association of Fundraising Executives asked members what is their most stressful activity, they said it’s getting board members involved in fundraising. The Philanthropy Journal reported the survey results here.

When we asked those at the MVDP program May 10 for topics they would most want to see addressed at future meetings, the number one response was “board development.”

The timing couldn’t be better.

MVDP’s next program is dealing with the question: You want me to do what? We throw the spotlight on ways to successfully involve board members in fundraising.

John Kollaer and Ron Loney will lead the discussion June 23 at Spring Hill Country Club, 155 NW Country Club Lane, Albany. The meeting will be from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Lunch costs $10. For a map to Spring Hill, click here.

Donors tell us that the most effective way to engage them in charitable giving is when they are asked to give by nonprofits’ volunteer leadership. That means board members.

Come to the meeting June 23, and bring your board chair for some eye-opening discussion.

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