No one knows better than you that nonprofits need strong boards to harness the resources they need to thrive. Until now, chief executives and board members have lacked direct guidance on how to work together to access resources beyond cash — such as pro bono services and in-kind donations. These “beyond cash” resources can be as much as 2/3 of the resources board members generate. Business professionals have skills and networks that can provide invaluable resources to nonprofits and our research shows they are eager to join nonprofit boards.
Thanks to support from Chevron, Taproot Foundation and BoardSource joined forces to identify practical ways nonprofit boards can tap pro bono and in-kind resources. We surveyed 1300+ nonprofit chief executives, board members, and business professionals across the United States. Respondents spanned industries, sizes, budgets, and sectors. Download our BEYOND CASH guide to see what we uncovered. Highlights include:
- Key research findings from over 1300 survey responses
- Tips for nonprofit chief executives and board members
- Tips for business professionals interested in board service
- Real life insights from nonprofits on how this can work
In the words of the board chair of a workforce development agency in Georgia:
“My advice is to take a look at your budget–if it shows a large expense that could be met through pro bono or in-kind resources, it’s a waste to not act on that.”
Whether you are a visionary chief executive, seasoned board member, or a professional looking to join your first board, this guide has a dedicated “how-to” section just for you. Now, learn how you can incorporate pro bono and in-kind resource development to make a huge impact on causes that matter.
Most nonprofit boards are including pro bono service and in-kind donations in their resource development. Are you?