Strengthening Your Development Effort and Office

If you want to keep donor revenue flowing in a challenging economy and competitive environment, you need to continue to grow. I find great resources at The Foundation Center, such as the one below. Check them out at or visit one of their national offices: DC, Cleveland, NY, etc.

Author: Burnett, Ken
Journal Name: FundRaising Success, vol. 9 May 2011
Pagination: p. 16-8, 20-2

Abstract: Twelve strategies for building or rebuilding an effective development office from the ground up. Some suggestions include developing a culture of high-quality donor service, being choosy, cutting out short-term thinking, shifting from marketing to communications, and properly profiling your donor database at least once each year.


About Gary Coiro

Nonprofit & Church Leader Nonprofit Leader and Consultant since 2004, following 15 years as a pastor. Competencies include board development, fundraising, staff development and management, strategic planning, church work, Bible teaching, and capital campaigns. Currently consulting and serving on the Church Ministries Management Team for a large multi-cultural evangelical church.
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