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Why Every Nonprofit Board Member Should Fundraise

By Nell Edgington

I mentioned earlier this year that I would start using Google Hangouts (on the Social Velocity Google+ page) for interviews, videos, Q&As, etc. Well, I’m excited to share with you my first video from the Social Velocity Google+ page. I want to begin doing regular videos that describe an aspect of moving your nonprofit forward. And next week I’ll share my first video interview.

Today, I’m talking about why I think every single nonprofit board member should be involved in bringing money in the door. I know this is a controversial topic, so take a look at why I believe it so strongly.

My hope is that these videos will spur new discussion in your nonprofit. So, you might consider having your board watch this video at an upcoming meeting and then discussing whether your board starts moving in this direction. If nothing else, it’s food for thought.

If you have a topic, issue or question you’d like me to cover in an upcoming short video, let me know in the comments below. And if you want to be notified whenever there is a new Google Hangout, join the Social Velocity Google+ page.

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About the Author: Nell Edgington is President of Social Velocity (, a management consulting firm leading nonprofits to greater social impact and financial sustainability. Social Velocity helps nonprofits grow their programs, bring more money in the door, and use resources more effectively. For more information, check out Social Velocity consulting services and clients.

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2 Comments to Why Every Nonprofit Board Member Should Fundraise

Miron Gazda
October 10, 2013


This is a timely topic for our Board. One problem, though:

We are deaf/hard of hearing. Without captions (subtitles) or text transcripts, the videos are not very accessible to us and others.

Suggestion: Have a clickable transcript next to the videos. And I think a lot of people would like to print these out, for later use.

Nell Edgington
October 10, 2013


Creating a transcript of our videos is a great idea. We have done it for some of the Social Velocity videos on the YouTube channel, but have not yet done it for this video. But we’ll work on that. Thanks for the suggestion!

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