• Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

My Newest Book Released

Updated: Aug 19, 2019

If you're like most nonprofit leaders, you struggle with getting your board to understand why their personal giving is critical to your fundraising efforts. In this guide, you will learn how to turn around your board's thinking and get rid of the tired, old Three Gs of board giving. You will learn, instead, to inspire your board into becoming enthused “givers and getters.”

Get it here: https://amzn.to/2JYf78E

One of the most challenging things for nonprofit leaders to address is board giving. The old "give, get, or get off the board" policy has never worked successfully. Why? First, board members feel like they are little more than an ATM machine in the eyes of the nonprofit. Second, board members should give and get, and do it enthusiastically. And third, while there may be legitimate reasons to "fire" board members, this decision should not be taken lightly and should not be based exclusively on how deep their pockets are.

So, what do most nonprofits do about this dilemma? Unfortunately, many choose to just ignore the subject of board giving altogether. Others set an arbitrary amount that each board member should give, assuming all board members have the same capacity and the same level of interest. Some nickel-and-dime board members or try to embarrass them into giving.

You can turn this around, honest!

Use my new 3 Gs — gather, get ready, and grow!

This Quick Guide starts with the gather phase — get your board members together and have some open, honest discussion about fundraising and board commitment. You'll find tools to help with assessing your board’s involvement in giving and getting. Next, get ready — establish a plan including how you recruit, orient, and educate board members. And finally, you’ll learn how to grow a board of 100 percent givers who will enthusiastically get money for your organization.

Buy both the softcover edition and the Kindle edition on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JYf78E

More Good News!

Most nonprofits say the biggest issue they have is in recruiting and retaining good board members that really understand their role. So, in conjunction with the release of my new books, I have a special offer for you! My Build a Great Board course and Board Bound Leadership (for board members) are both available, along with eleven more courses, in our annual subscription for just $299.

Feel free to pass this link along to your colleagues.