Research Report The Nonprofit Research Collaborative Special Report: Engaging Board Members in Fundraising
Urban Institute, Additional Authors
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Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) finds a statistically significant relationship between active fundraising by nonprofit board members and the nonprofit reaching its fundraising goals. Sixty percent of organizations where board members help with fundraising met their 2011 fundraising goals, compared with just 53 percent of nonprofits without board member engagement. This study also debunks a common perception that board members help an organization meet its fundraising goal through their own giving. Board member gifts were required at 57 percent of the responding charitable organizations but these gifts made up 10 percent or less of total charitable receipts at most organizations.

Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Nonprofits and philanthropy
Tags Nonprofit data and statistics Charitable giving
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy