Have you heard the one about the CEO and fundraising?

“Can a nonprofit succeed at raising money without the CEO’s involvement?” So asked a beleaguered development officer in a one-person fundraising shop with multi-staff-sized goals. And he’s not the first (or likely last) of his kind to pose the question. Within small to mid-size nonprofits, understaffed development operations are the norm. Fundraisers are desperate for […]

Four essential truths about your CEO and fundraising

For many board members, a CEO’s success as a fundraiser and as a leader are one and the same. It’s little wonder then that newcomers to the top spot feel pressured to strike it big — and quick.  When the dollars don’t pour in, new leaders (and their boards) make it personal. Burn-out resulting from […]