First, let's remember what we talked about.

The goal of this quiz is not to test your knowledge, but rather to reinforce the most important pieces that you learned about nonprofit boards. If you don't answer a question correctly, don't worry. Read the correct answer and think about why how this applies to your board.

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QUESTION 1: Which THREE ACTIONS are part of the fundraising cycle?
A) Innovate
B) Cultivate
C) Steward
D) Solicit

QUESTION 2: Which of these is an IMPORTANT TOOL for board members to understand and feel connected to in order to support an organization’s fundraising?
Lease agreement
B) Balance Sheet
C) Articles of Incorporation
D) Budget

QUESTION 3: WHO is involved in fundraising
Staff members
B) Board members
C) Executive Director
D) Board Chair

QUESTION 4: Board service is an act of courage. You are stepping forward to serve your mission and community. List the aspect of board service that you learned about through Boards in Gear that you think will be CHALLENGING for you and the ways can you be COURAGEOUS to work through that challenge.

Second, watch this video

Third, take Two Steps Forward

We invite you to take two steps forward from where you are now. Here are two topics to explore and bring back to your organization.

  1. Understand overhead. It is common to hear conversation about overhead as a measure of nonprofit success. This takes the form of what percentage goes to operate the organization, with any number under 20% being considered good. As you become an ambassador for effective nonprofit practice, take time to understand the overhead myth and how you can better talk about your organization’s success.
  2. Discuss the elements of a high-performing organization. This model of the “Performance Imperative” provides a number of conversation prompts for a board to consider. Explore the 7 pillars of performance and which one you want to focus on during the next year.



Fourth, share what you’ve learned

Find the entire Boards in Gear curriculum, videos, kit, and key documents here. Play the Board Game with at your next board meeting!

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