The best board members of non-profits understand that they need to bring their passion for the non-profit’s mission as well as a willingness to contribute and assist in fundraising.
“Fund-raising is a challenging aspect for non-profits in this environment,” observed Francesca Edwardson, CEO of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago Region.
“Given the fiscal challenges that our government is facing, it’s even more critical that board members understand how much the organization is depending on them to assist in publicizing the good works of the organization and not being afraid to ask others to help support us.”
The Chicago Red Cross is “Helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serving Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will, Kanakakee, Grundy, Dekalb counties in Illinois and several counties in Northwest Indiana.
If you’ve missed what the Red Cross is doing in your own backyard, sign up to follow the organization on Twitter (@chicagoredcross) where you’ll learn things like:
“Yesterday our responders helped accommodate three dozen people displaced by
home fires. Thanks volunteers!”