Board members have the responsibility of ensuring the survival and continuation of the organisation. This includes responsibility for ensuring funding is available to support the activities or the organisation.
While the Board may delegate many of the operations of fundraising to other parts of the organisation, the Board retains the responsibility for inspiring other fundraisers, demonstrating the perceived importance of fundraising to the organisation, and demonstrating their leadership in this area. To achieve this, each member of the Board must individually accept their key role in the fundraising process.
Board members should show leadership in fundraising by personally giving to the organisation in proportion to their ability, in recognition of the fact that Board members who do not give themselves will have difficulty asking others to give.
This policy makes explicit the understanding that members of the Board will be asked to contribute to the fundraising activities of the organisation.
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