About this course

Proficiency Area: Revenue Generating.

Board fundraising is a board's ability to raise the funds an organization needs by identifying and cultivating potential donors as well as contributing financially themselves.

In the first lesson toward your bronze Merit badge, you'll explore:

  • What board fundraising is, and why board engagement of this type matters so much.

  • The critical differences between governance and management, and how this affects our fundraising efforts.

  • The board's role in establishing and nurturing a culture of philanthropy.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • What you can expect in this lesson

    • Before we begin...

    • Start Your Workbook

  • 2

    What is board fundraising?

    • What is board fundraising?

    • Why Board Fundraising Matters

    • Check your learning

  • 3

    Closing thoughts...

    • Check Out Workbook

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