In the development office, Uncategorized

Case of the Mondays

Did you receive a raise last year? The University of San Diego reported in their 2016 State of Nonprofits publication that in 2015, there was an 18% increase of total nonprofit wages.   Sadly, if you are a fundraiser, your salary stayed flat according to the AFP Salary Survey 2015. The mean (average) salary for fundraisers… Continue reading Case of the Mondays

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In the development office, Nonprofit Careers

Director of Development Compensation

The Association of Fundraising Professionals released their Compensation and Benefits Study 2013. According to the report, fundraisers make a: Median salary of $71,100 Mean (average) salary of $82,028 Top 25 percent of fundraisers earn more than $97,000 Bottom 25 percent earn $53,000 or less The good news is that average salaries for fundraisers increased in… Continue reading Director of Development Compensation

How-To-Guide, In the development office

New Year’s Resolution: Set Fundraising Goals

The New Year provides an opportunity to reflect on last year's fundraising efforts and how to make this upcoming year's fundraising even better than the last. The economy is starting to turn around and giving to charities is on the rise. So, use this New Year to set your fundraising goals. 1. Set a Goal.… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Set Fundraising Goals

In the development office, Leadership, Nonprofit Careers, Nonprofit Phenomenons, Research Studies

Gone Fundraiser.

“We just can’t find good development directors, and when we do make a hire, they don’t perform well or they leave too soon!” In the past six months, I have had a couple of nonprofits approach me to reconfigure their development departments. Both have had an absence of a Director of Development for over a… Continue reading Gone Fundraiser.