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She is committed, good at her job, raises a lot of money, and is woefully underpaid. So, so did the reasonable thing—based on her performance, she asked for a raise. Oh no, said the organization (well, the person representing the … Continue reading
Five days a week, I spend 30 minutes on the treadmill. To lessen the boredom, I listen to podcasts and classes from iTune University. Lately, I’ve been entranced by a philosophy course from Yale Open University. At the beginning of … Continue reading
Working with many different nonprofit organizations as I do, I get to see a wide range of development director jobs. Mostly, when I read the job description or talk to the person in the job, I can only shake my … Continue reading
On Thursday I am teaching a class focused on fundraising for education foundations. Last week I spoke with an arts organization who wanted to increase their fundraising capacity and didn’t hire me because I wasn’t an “arts organization specialist.” I’ve … Continue reading
A just released report from Compass Point, Underdeveloped, A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising relates—unsurprisingly—that fundraising and fundraisers are not experiencing success. Moreover, nonprofit leaders are unhappy with the people they hire, who in turn, are not happy … Continue reading