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ERIC Number: EJ943172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1027
Foundation Boards and Fund-Raising Teams: A Win for Higher Education
Worth, Michael J.
Trusteeship, v19 n4 p14-18 Jul-Aug 2011
Why is the foundation board's involvement in fund raising important? Because successful fund raising requires a team effort, and volunteer leaders are essential members of the team. Board members should set the pace through their own giving, and they should be actively engaged in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of others. The active involvement of board leaders in cultivation and solicitation activates the power of peer relationships and adds credibility and authenticity to the foundation's request for support. To be credible--and confident--in soliciting others, board members first must set an example through their own giving. In this article, the author lists some promising practices that foundation boards can put in place to accomplish a transition to a more active fund-raising role. (Contains 1 table and 1 resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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