Preparing Your Board for the Next Campaign: Finding the Function in Dysfunctional

The most successful campaigns have one thing in common: they are led by boards that support and promote the campaign as partners…while staying in their lane.

On the other hand, a dysfunctional board—if left unattended—can derail a campaign before it begins. It can also be the biggest barrier to campaign success. But fear not. With coaching and intentionality, most boards can become well-oiled governing bodies that lend support and influence to successfully execute a campaign. This guide will show you how.

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The Winkler Group has led every type of academic, healthcare, and nonprofit board through campaigns that exceeded their goals. Preparing Your Board for the Next Campaign is a five-minute read that’s full of best practices and practitioner’s tips we’ve developed leading campaigns over the last two decades. It will also help you identify:

  • when to start discussing a campaign with your board.
  • how to help your board overcome fears of an economic recession.
  • common board member fears and hesitations, and how to overcome them.
  • proper role of board members before, during, and after a campaign.
  • what donors expect from a board before they will make a stretch campaign investment.
  • how to keep the board from being a roadblock to a successful campaign.

We’ve helped dysfunctional boards become powerhouse fundraisers with the right training and education. We’ve seen strong boards become even stronger before and during a campaign. This white paper will help you avoid five common mistakes that can derail a campaign and instead create a partnership with your board that becomes the foundation of a successful campaign.

Preparing Your Board for the Next Campaign is part of the Winkler Group’s series of resources designed to help nonprofit institutions and organizations fuel their vision. More fundraising resources are available here.

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