Because having the right men and women on your Board determines your success, the Nominating Committee is the most important committee of the board. You don’t elect board members. You select them. Carefully. The problem is that the Nominating Committee seldom selects candidates beyond their own level of status, resources, an
Donors want to make certain your college or university is very careful about its funds and that it operates efficiently. Talk about how scrupulous you are in squeezing the dollar. Be aware of any excessive fundraising expenses. Cut back on anything and everything that doesn’t generate funds. Cut out the extras.
Cultivation is important. I’m a great believer in regular, structured, and organized visits. You can’t sell a vision in 45 minutes. Sometimes you have to marry the girl! But keep in mind that some people are willing to give now. Don’t wait.