September 28, 2022
Do You Have the Right Development Director? Take this Quiz

Have you ever hired the “perfect” development director only to be disappointed? The individual looked good on paper and interviewed well—yet they failed to meet[…]

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April 26, 2021
Create a Remarkable CEO-Development Director Relationship

In a quiet corner in a city’s nicest restaurant, a couple starts to decline a naming opportunity. When the new CEO realizes what is happening,[…]

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April 26, 2021
How to Hire Exceptional Development Staff

Don’t you hate it when you make a mistake, and it gets covered in the media? This may happen to you if you’re hiring a[…]

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April 19, 2021
3 Common and Dangerous Development Myths

Did you know that for every year that a development director stays on their job they bring in 6.5 major gifts? And, that one in[…]

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November 23, 2020
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[…]

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April 5, 2018
3 Smart Interview Questions to Ask Development Candidates

Getting ready to hire development staff? Here are three questions to ask in your interviews to help you identify the best candidates plus the types[…]

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June 13, 2017
How to Help High Worth Donors Engage with New Staff

The Challenge: A new CEO or development director begins work and wants to connect with donors who loved the previous staff member. How can you[…]

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September 15, 2016
When a Big Ego Gets in the Way of Fundraising

The president of a community college meets a 92-year-old man at the gym. The two become friends. After a few months, the elderly gent shares[…]

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August 19, 2014
A Plea to Non-Asking CEOs

You’re out to dinner with your significant other. Your children are at home with a sitter. Suddenly, an earthquake shakes the ground obliterating the only[…]

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July 22, 2014
You Can Attract & Keep Talented Development Staff

When I met Kathryn, she bubbled with enthusiasm about the nonprofit where she served as Senior Development Director. Using her years of fundraising expertise, the[…]

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