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The Executive Director-Development Director Relationship for executive directors work relationships

     Today, we’re talking about how to approach your relationship with your development director. As I state in my book The Sustainable High ROI Fundraising System:

     “Often, the executive director-development director relationship is somewhat...

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Affording Talent on a Shoestring Budget financial management for executive directors work relationships

     So, how do you afford to hire development staff who are skilled, qualified, and experienced, especially if you are a small to midsized nonprofit? Don’t these types of candidates apply to the jobs that pay well, usually found in big organizations?

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Counteracting the Great Resignation—Part II for executive directors work relationships

     In today’s job market, it’s not easy to replace lost workers. Fifty-three percent of nonprofit executive directors say they cannot find enough qualified employees to fill their open positions. You need the job opportunity and recruitment experience to be...

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Counteracting the Great Resignation—Part I for executive directors work relationships

     In addition to a decreased capacity in service delivery, nonprofits are paying a high financial price because of The Great Resignation. On average, it costs 90-200 percent of an employee's salary to replace them.

     The first line of defense is to...

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Defining Executive Director-Development Director Fundraising Responsibilities for executive directors work relationships

As I explain in The Sustainable High ROI Fundraising System, “Although your fundraising staff are responsible for implementing specific fundraising activities, you also bear some responsibility for how well your development staff performs. You work in tandem as a team. You, the executive...

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How to Hire Good Development Staff for executive directors work relationships

This week, I give you excerpts from my book The Sustainable High ROI Fundraising System to guide you in hiring fundraising staff.  

The Development Director’s Role

“A development director is a fundraising generalist with skills and experience in a wide variety of revenue...

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Why I Pay It Forward for executive directors work relationships

Executive directors must accomplish a lot of daily tasks, while also dealing with unforeseen emergencies. No matter how well you plan your week, something urgent always crops up. Making th­e job frenetic. As an executive director, in any one day you:

  • Manage operations
  • Satisfy funders and...
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How to Hire a Good Fundraising Consultant for executive directors work relationships

Most nonprofits hire an outside fundraising consultant at one point or another in their life cycles. Some consultants assess situations and provide solutions, some facilitate trainings, and some perform specialized tasks. And, like everything, some are better than others. At least for your...

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The Never Ending Discussion Between Development and Accounting; Counting versus Accounting financial management work relationships

By  Kathleen M. Clayton, CPA 

Scene One

Development Director, “I just got this huge pledge! Closing in on my budget, maybe I’ll get a bonus.  Put it in my donor data base already.  I need to let accounting know.”  Walking over to accounting department...

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