Storytelling Template for Board Members


Your board members should all have a personal connection to your organization’s cause and a reason why they give their time to helping you make a difference. By just sharing these personal connections, your board members have the power to tap into their network and encourage others to support a cause close to their heart.

Since asking for support can often be a stressful or uncomfortable task for board members, this storytelling template makes it easy to gather talking points that can share with their personal network work when promoting Idaho Gives. Take some time at your next board meeting to run through this exercise to help make your board members more comfortable with spreading the word and raising awareness for your cause!

(Tip: These responses make great stories for Idaho Gives Peer-to-Peer Fundraising profiles!)

How did you hear about our organization?


What made you decide to engage?


Do you know someone who is personally affected by our mission and services?


Why do you continue to support our organization?


What’s your favorite thing about our organization?


What’s one thing you wish others knew about our organization?


Download the Printable Handout