A board can make or break your entire development program. So if you have a weak board or a board that is not involved, un-willing to give, receive, or talk to people, then your program will not go very far.
Fundraisers are not equal to donors. Peer to peer fundraising has been proven time & time again to be the most effective way to raise money. So having a strong board gives you that leverage with donors, that their peers are asking them to consider participating in the mission of the organization.
Penny Cowden sits down with John Cocoran to talk about strategic recruitment of board members, the difference between governance & management in board roles, and what board trainings/retreats should involve.