Bored or Board? The “Ultimate Choice” and the Board’s role in Development
How much board members believe in the issues the organization is addressing How well the organizations values match those of the directors How motivating do directors find the tasks assigned Three key factors that determine board satisfaction Deriving Satisfaction from Service
Investment vs. Obligation Satisfied people invest Peter Drucker commented in the Wall Street Journal that “People no longer give to charity, they buy in to results” People invest in success! The words “contribution” and “donation” are passive, while “investment” is dynamic!
Give vs. invest The words “pity” and “guilt” are not as motivating as “empowered” and “freedom”
Philanthropy: Voluntary action for the public good Giving, asking, joining and serving to advance a program “To ease human suffering or enhance human potential” – Robert Payton Development Relationship management and building Uncovers, identifies and cultivates the shared values between people and organizations Philanthropy vs. Development
Fundraising Fundraising brings together philanthropy and development, linking shared values with compelling community need!
The “Inert Board” The “Sandwich Club” The “Looks good on a resume” The “Drive-by” The “Time for a nap” The “Spouse wants me out of the house now that I am retired” The “What day is it”? The “Fosil Collection” Tales from the Dark Side
The AAA Way Kay Sprinkle Grace: The AAA Way to Fundraising Success Maximum Invovlement, Maxium Results Ambassador Advocate Asker