The 3 Reasons Nonprofit Development Directors Fail

Are you ready to hire a development director?

Are you worried about making the right choice?

You’re not alone.

Hiring the right development directors is fraught with challenges. Success requires effort in three areas, two you set up in advance, and the last involves hiring well. Watch this video to learn what you need to do to fill this vital position and succeed.


00:00 Scary Statistics

01:00 Karen’s Development Hiring Process

01:21 1. Organizational Readiness

02:12 2. CEO Readiness

03:10 3. Development Staff

4: 25  Need More?

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Karen Eber Davis

Karen Eber Davis Consulting guides executive directors and CEOs to generate the resources, boards, and support they need to make remarkable progress on their missions. As the award-winning thought-leader, advisor, and founding principal of Karen Eber Davis Consulting, Karen helps nonprofit leaders get answers, generate revenue, and grow their mission. Davis is known for her innovation and practicality based on her work with or visits to over 1,000 nonprofit organizations and her experience leading board and team events. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.