September 2018

How long a fundraiser is expected to stay

Something tells me that our profession, the fundraiser, will never be getting the gold watch after 50 years of service. There are varying statistics, but the average tenure of a fundraiser is recognized to be 18 to 36 months. As a matter of fact, that tenure has been shorter as time goes on. What...

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Vendors Often Make Great Supporters

Far too often, fundraisers overlook some of their strongest supporters —- their vendors. In most non-profits, the single largest expense is salaries. But after that, many charities spend millions on other items (from rent to office supplies to photocopiers to insurance). How often do we ask those vendors for financial support? Associating with your...

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