The minute the words came out of my board member’s mouth I saw my development director roll her eyes.  My board member thought she was being helpful.  She suggested we could reach our fundraising goal if we “just asked Oprah.”   Sure.  I’ve got her on speed dial, right?  The room was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.  That is, until the chorus of other board members chimed in with “great idea” and “let’s do that”.  Someone had to be the wet blanket and tell the board the truth:  we don’t have access to Oprah.