The hot topic for the last few years has been a "culture of philanthropy"and how organizations must have a culture of philanthropy to be sustainable but most don't have it.  Rather than reaching for the stars, how about we start with expectations.  CEOs, Executive Directors, Boards of Directors, all have ideas of what the Development Department and/or fundraiser is supposed to be doing.  Do you know what they want?  Is it even realistic?  Does change need to happen?  Join us for a look at what some top leaders had to say and learn how it impacts you, your career and your organization.  The session will end with a discussion on how to educate employers on the role fundraising should play in their organization, how to manage expectations, and how to communicate to employers what it is that fundraisers need to carry out their jobs effectively. 

At the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand what nonprofit leaders and decision-makers think about the fundraising profession and the role of development departments in their organizations.
  • Learning the key skills and attributes decision-makers are looking for when making hiring decisions and what they want fundraisers to accomplish once they are hired.
  • Discovering what nonprofit CEOs think about fundraiser turnover and what they are doing to address it in their organizations.
  • Learning how to educate nonprofit employers so that their expectations align with the realities of the fundraising profession.
  • Learning how to market fundraising within the organization

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

 

Nancy Racette, founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of Development Resources, inc.(DRi), is an accomplished fundraiser and consultant who has successfully partnered with a wide variety of non-profit organizations throughout her career.  Her extensive knowledge of non-profit management, fundraising and communications, coupled with her experience working in several esteemed organizations has prepared her to guide other non-profits in developing and implementing fundraising strategies, and in executive-level recruitment.  For over ten years, Nancy has provided strategic development counsel to more than 350 organizations including AARP, American Jewish World Service, Brookings Institution, Cleveland Clinic, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Habitat for Humanity International, Ocean Conservancy, Reading is Fundamental and WETA. She currently leads DRI's Executive Search practice where she has successfully placed 150 professionals in executive-level positions. While specializing in fundraising-specific and CEO/Executive Director level positions, DRI has also successfully placed candidates in communications, finance, public policy and operations positions.

 

Program Information
Date Presented:
September 05, 2017 1:00 PM Eastern
Length:
1 hour
September 5, 2017 Webinar
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