Your board members are some of your biggest assets. It’s pretty fair to say that they are passionate about your cause, generally have deep pockets, and most likely have large networks. Your goal should be to make it virtually impossible for them to not join your team. Send them an email draft right away (see the Email Drafts tab of this toolkit) and ask them to set up a fundraiser for your Challenge campaign. If they don’t do it the first time, ask ‘em again. If they don’t do it the second time, ask again.
Remind them why they’re on your board and that in addition to being such a great board member, this is a real opportunity to make real change for your organization. If by asking them multiple times you don’t get each and every one of your board members to create fundraisers and join your team, reach out individually and ask them for large donation amounts on launch day. You guys...this is a seriously amazing opportunity to really leverage the network effect of CrowdRise. Make it your mission to onboard every member of your board. You’ll be so stoked you did.