Category Archives: Hiring

Are YOU Looking for a Job?—Part 2.

Okay, the last time I wrote about 7 qualities you want to see in organizations before you say YES to working with them. There was a LOT of feedback and energy from many people on this subject.  Thanks for all … Continue reading

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Are YOU Looking for a Job?—A Two-Part Series

Many times in our blog, Richard and I have written about the qualities an MGO or development professional should possess to be considered great, or at least be on the short list for being hired. I want to turn that … Continue reading

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Are YOUR Donors Volunteering?

As most of you probably know, there is a lot of data out there regarding volunteers being some of your best donors and donors being some of your best volunteers. Many non-profits spend a lot of time, energy and money … Continue reading

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Are YOU Hiring?

Lately, Richard and I are seeing a ton of Major Gift Officer openings around the country.  I’m not sure what is going on, but 1) that’s great news, and 2) it scares me. Let me explain.  Whenever a non-profit is … Continue reading

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MGO Self Assessment – A Six Part Series: #1 The Importance of Evaluating Yourself as an MGO

Every once in a while it’s good to stop and look at yourself carefully to evaluate how you are doing in your major gift job. Jeff and I find that there are many MGO’s in very good organizations who just … Continue reading

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Transporting Your Donor To The Scene Series: Why It’s Important To Take Your Donor Into The Need

It never fails.  The MGO is stuck in his relationship with the donor.  He can’t seem to get her engaged.  He even knows what the donor is interested in, but nothing seems to be working. So I ask:  “Did you … Continue reading

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Why Are We Afraid To Fire People?

I think the use of the word “fire”, as in “fire people”, is a little bit extreme.  Might it be better to say “relocate people” or “transition people”?  “Fire people” is so punitive.  It’s angry and final.  It hurts.  And … Continue reading

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