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 the board are necessary, board members’ personal financial contribution to the nonprofits they serve is crucial. 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 year. In 2015, 99 organizations proudly display this award.
We continue to hear appreciation from nonprofits for this award; working to achieve it each year is motivating nonprofit boards to make personal financial gifts so they can receive their certificates.
Each organization is given a certificate to share with their board—emblazoned with a gold star for each year they’ve earned 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 2015 Giving Board members 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 commended for your commitment. We are so proud of you!