Board Giving Policy (Sample)

The Board Giving Policy (Sample) is available free to download, customize and print for your church administrative office, Human Resources Dept...



Is it important for your board to give?

It's important to many organizations and churches to know that their board gives within their means. This shows that they're committed to seeing the organization flourish and succeed in their mission and vision of the organization.



If the board members do not give or provide regular support it suggests that they do not know what it means to lead on the organization's behalf. It could also suggest that they do not understand why the organization needs financial support.

Among the governance responsibilities of boards is to guarantee that the organization is on a sound financial footing. When board members give they demonstrate their understanding of raising funds and just how important this is to the church or organization and their financial stability.

It's somewhat alarming if someone who regularly commits their time and believes in the organization's mission does not realize the financial need because if they don't who will? Board members need to understand how the church or organization depends upon these contributions to keep their doors open. It's the job of the staff members to relay the organization's needs in a compelling way to explain their financial challenges and opportunities clearly.

The Board Job Description is also available free to download and print for your administrative office or Human Resources Department.

The policy for board giving below includes:

  • Church Name
  • Title of the Policy - Board Giving
  •  Purpose - To demonstrate our commitment to our mission and to reach our fundraising goals, board members agree that they must first make a gift themselves. This policy is intended to ensure that every board member supports [Church Name] with an annual donation.   Board giving is distinct and in addition to attending special events, buying tickets or otherwise participating in our organization’s activities. We will set a board-giving goal as part of the annual budget approval process. Monthly financial reports will include an update on board giving. All prospective board members will be given a copy of this policy. It will be included in our board manual and reviewed by the board on annual basis.
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Board Giving Policy (Sample)


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