Just read a news brief from the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s daily entitled Small Colleges Say Board Members Have Been Poor Fund Raisers.
In the article, Wesley Wilmer is quoted as saying:
“If college presidents and development staffs are unhappy with board members’ understanding of fund raising, they should take the initiative to get them trained,” he said.
Music to my ears!
Remember that oft quoted definition of insanity? Insanity is keeping on doing the same thing you’ve been doing but expecting different results.
[Shameless plug alert] Board members need training but so many nonprofits are unable (or unwilling) to pay for it. That’s what led me to write Ask Without Fear! and price it at inexpensive $14.95.
Hopefully this book will be a cost-effective way to help remove some of the tension that seems to exist with college presidents and their board of trustees.
For the entire article, go to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.