The Contrarian’s Blog to Effective Fundraising

Fundraising job descriptions

Organizations rarely consider how much their job descriptions reveal about them.  For a savvy fundraising professional, job descriptions are a looking glass into the opportunities and barriers they might encounter in the role.  The fundraiser understands that his or...

The Rise of the Major Gifts Officer

My description of the rise of the major gifts officer as the primary if not sole role in most development shops struck a nerve with a large AFP audience I was speaking to several weeks ago. Several people in the room adamantly disagreed with my suggestion that new...

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