Reaching the top of the fundraising world involves so much more than perfecting one’s solicitation skills. Just ask Bob Carter, whose varied and successful career offers a number of lessons.
Do today's young people have what it takes to succeed in grueling jobs that generally consist of 90 percent rejection? A veteran fundraiser reflects on the growing challenges—yet exhilarating upsides—of chasing donors.
LeMay has raised $175 million from individuals for causes that are not always so popular. One key to her success, she says, is "radical listening." Which means what, exactly?
A veteran fundraising consultant explains why the hunt for a development director can be so frustrating, and zeroes in on the traits that matter most in candidates for these key positions.
Executive recruiters and seasoned fundraisers who’ve hired numerous development officers talk about the mistakes that can doom job candidates—and how to avoid them to make the final cut.
A former president and chief fundraiser of a major arts nonprofit offers an end-of-the-year list of the things she dislikes most about the grueling and stressful work of raising money.
Managing up is an essential skill in many professions. But it’s especially important for fundraisers, who often need to delicately influence superiors and board members who have little experience raising money.
Donors who make the biggest donations merit attention that is “specialized, customized, and resource-intensive.” That’s one of the top takeaways of a new book by Ron Schiller about major league fundraising.
In the latest article of a series on philanthropy careers, we hear from seasoned nonprofit leaders on how to get ahead professionally without getting burned out or making a bad career move.
It’s something that nearly all nonprofit leaders fret about: Are we raising as much money as we could or should? Now, there’s a powerful tool that helps hospitals answer exactly that question.