Guide to Getting Your Board On Board for Horizons Giving Day


You can take your Horizons Giving Day success to new heights on May 16th by leveraging your board members and their passion for your cause! Affiliates with engaged board members raise approximately 2-3 times more than those that don’t involve their board in the planning process. This not only helps you raise more on Horizons Giving Day, but paves the way towards a stronger relationship with your affiliate’s board members. So how can you get your board excited for Horizons Giving Day? We’ve got you covered!


10 Steps to Board Success:

  1. Have a Horizons Giving Day Kickoff at your next board meeting
  2. Include your board in your Horizons Giving Day goals
  3. Share regular updates throughout the planning process
  4. Provide your board members with clear opportunities and steps to help your affiliate reach its Horizons Giving Day goals
  5. Leverage your board members as Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to help raise more and expand your reach on Horizons Giving Day
  6. On Horizons Giving Day update your board on your progress from beginning to end
  7. Encourage your board members to support you on Horizons Giving Day with matching funds, social sharing, and promotion of your participation with their networks
  8. Invite your board members to attend an in-person event during Horizons Giving Day
  9. Ask your board members to help you personally thank and steward your Horizons Giving Day donors
  10. Don’t forget “Thank You” to your board members for their help and hard work on Horizons Giving Day and celebrate a job well done


Resources for Your Affiliate


Resources for Your Board Members