A young woman I met is a private school gifts officer. When challenged by a particular alumnus who refused to financially support the school she got creative.
She first started with the traditional approach both before and during a large alumni event. When that wasn’t successful she asked him to donate what was ever he had in his pockets at the moment they were talking.
While admittedly she didn’t raise a large sum of money she did raise something and could claim 100% alumni giving.
You might want to try this if you are having trouble getting 100% financial support from your board.
Susan C. Hammond, a CFO/COO and expert on advisory boards, consults with CEOs of small to mid-size businesses and nonprofit organizations on the formation and facilitation of advisory boards, ways to enhance board governance, and how to improve financial intelligence. Susan is the author of the Advisory Board Kit: A Comprehensive Guide to Establishing an Advisory Board.
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