It is a given that a nonprofit boards exists to serve a very serious function, and there are constitutions and bylaws meant to ensure that fact and make it well known.
What is not always as well known is the importance an auxiliary board can have for a nonprofit.
During the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ international conference, Sharon Tiknis of The Alford Group, Sara Irmen of Children’s Home + Aid and Emily Lohse-Busch, formerly of The Alford Group, said that auxiliary boards are usually formed for a specific purpose, and they can be standing or limited to a certain time.
Regardless of purpose or life-span, auxiliary boards can be extremely helpful in fundraising, but they must be aware of the following considerations:
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