The Community Foundation of Western Nevada instituted the 100% Board Giving award program in 2008. The purpose of the program is to recognize nonprofits with boards that demonstrate their commitment to their nonprofit’s excellence by providing personal financial support for operating.
While time and talent on a board are necessary, board members’ personal financial support of the nonprofits they serve is also necessary. This personal financial support demonstrates board member commitment to the financial health of the nonprofit.
In 2008, just 13 nonprofits were able to nominate their boards for this award; that number has grown each hear. in 2013, 84 organizations are receiving this award! Those 84 nonprofits represent 1,121 board members with a combined giving of $2.8 million. That’s nearly $1 million more than the previous year!
We continue to hear appreciation from nonprofits for this award; working to achieve it each year is motivating nonprofit boards to make a personal financial gifts so they can receive their certificates.
We also hear organizations and their boards have made it a personal commitment to STAY on our list. It has become part of their board culture. Whoo hoo!
Four of our awardees are receiving this award for the sixth time: Children’s Cabinet, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, and Pet Network Animal Friends of Nevada. Those receiving the award for the fifth time are: Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, National Judicial College, Reno Philharmonic Association, Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, United Way, and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.
Each organization receives a certificate to share with their board—emblazoned with a gold star for each year they’ve received the award. Additionally, we have had a 100% Board Giving logo designed that we are giving to each organization. They can proudly display the logo on their websites and use it in their communications pieces to shout about their boards’ commitment.
Congratulations to all 2013 100% Giving Board Winners who support their chosen cause and the mission of their organizations by making an annual gift. You understand your role as a board member, and you are to be commended for your commitment. We are so proud of you!
Nonprofit Directors: Download the 2014 nomination form here. 2014-Nomination-100-Board-Giving