So often, board members coast.
“We do good work,” they think. “We matter to the community, and our job is to make sure we keep doing good.”
Well okay, but...
Sure that stance is adequate, but it’s not very exciting. It leads to boards that get the basic job done, but without that sit-on-the-edge-of-one’s-seat, can’t-wait-to-see-what-happens-next anticipation that helps board members vault over their traditional reluctance to fundraise – because they feel so passionately about helping the organization take the next big leap into the future.
Vision. A breathtaking, I-want-to-grab-it vision. Essential to inspiring board members to shake free from the doldrums of board fundraising complacency.