There is no doubt that your job as a major gift officer can be difficult. There are a number of threats to your psyche that come from either the organization or the donor. But there is a group of internal threats that you face as well.
It’s quite common for an organization that raises $1 million for operating support each year to set a campaign goal of $10 million +.
We are constantly asking directors of development to encourage and thank their major gift officers.
I was at a conference and was asked the question: “What do you think about the trend to blend planned giving and major giving jobs?”