Who are the people you need to engage effectively in order to build relationships? Building relationships requires that you create awareness about your organisation, build trust, develop interest and effectively secure and nurture commitment. 

Consider your stakeholders – and see which relationships you need to start developing. Start thinking about potential supporters and which networks you can use. Here are some to consider:

mapping stakeholders


Once you’ve made a note of your key stakeholders – the next step will be to plan your method of engagement with them. 

Author: Adapted from Mignon Hardie’s Advancement Academy Presentation (2015): Effective Relationship Management – An exploration of stewarding multiple stakeholders while managing your board.