Staffing & Human Resources

How to Hire Great Frontline Fundraisers
November 12, 2013

Hiring the right frontline fundraiser(s) for your nonprofit can literally make or break your development program. Yet, so many organizations have no idea how to find great fundraisers for their teams. Instead, they look at “help wanted” posts on The Chronicle of Philanthropy and try to duplicate the requirements. I want to discuss in detail how your nonprofit can find — and hire — great frontline fundraisers for your team.

Fundraiser or Faker?
September 1, 2013

Here are some of the signs that give fakers away, so you can avoid the costly mistake of shackling yourself to a faker when you need a fundraiser.

(Team) Building Blocks
March 1, 2013

Whether you’re new to a development leadership role or a seasoned executive, you must consider personnel issues. Much like a football coach who takes over a team, think about each part of the organization and how the pieces fit together. A fundraising coach knows that success depends on a total team concept. Each fundraising organization has elements of governance through its board of directors and administration with executive leadership and staff. These various individuals must execute strategic and operational plans for success to occur.

How to Find and Keep a Great Fundraiser
February 4, 2013

If you want to attract and retain someone who will develop a sustainable financial engine for your nonprofit, don’t leave your fundraiser out in the cold. Fully integrate your head fundraiser into your organization, and provide the tools, support and resources necessary to succeed.

Training for 
May 1, 2011

These 12 strategies aren't the only things I'd do to transform my donor-development office. They may not even be the most urgent things I'd do, or even the most important. But they are the things I'd do that I think would have the most lasting impact. They would make the most difference to converting my imaginary donor-development department from the under-funded, misunderstood appendage to the fundraising function that I found on joining the organization into the finely honed, high-
earning core activity that I'd like to leave behind when, in the fullness of time, I move on to pastures new (you have to indulge me a little here, in this fantasy). Anyway, here we go.