Rebekah Burch Basinger explains that there are two ways to understand the role of the board of trustees in fundraising. (1) The board's role as a corporate body -- the best gift that a board gives to the school is good governance! (2) But there is the expectation that when the board leaves the boardroom, they take off their governance hat and put on their volunteer hat. As volunteers, they identify potential funders, introduce the school to people who can advance it, act as advocates on behalf of the school, and make their own generous gifts.