April 8, 2012

I get soooooo frustrated! Fundraising is not the purpose of the board. Governance is. Only part of governance is ensuring that there is money.

Fundraising is not the purpose of the board member. Board members participate in governance. Board members – as individuals – do various things…including fundraising but not exlusively (or even principally) fundraising.

There is a difference between the board and its individual board members. There is more to governance than money.

People who work in the nonprofit sector – e.g., staff and consultants – need to know the difference.

Visit the Free Download Library on this website. Read all the stuff about boards. Read my web column for the Nonprofit Quarterly.

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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