Category Archives: jobs

The Point Is…Success on Your Terms

She had been in her job—one she loved and did well—for a number of years.  It was time, she thought, to improve her work status. She applied for, and eventually got, a job with a better title and a nice … Continue reading

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When To Jump Ship

In the last several weeks, I’ve gotten panicky calls from Executive and Development Directors who have just been or on the verge of being fired. That’s not unusual. Ours is a volatile business and all talk of sustainability and stability … Continue reading

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Tips On How To Find The Right Job

I work primarily with nonprofits, primarily in the area of fundraising. Much of my work is with development directors, and—as the typical development professional changes jobs every 18 months—the people I work with are often looking for a new job.  … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail of Development

According to Penelope Burk of Cygnus Applied Research the average amount of time a fundraiser stays at his or her job is 16 months. The direct and indirect costs of finding a replacement are $127,650, more than most development directors … Continue reading

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How (Not) to Hire a Fundraiser

There were seven of us talking about this and that when the conversation turned to how it was for organizations to hire decent development officers. It’s because they don’t know what they are looking for and don’t understand what the … Continue reading

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