Thursday, May 09, 2013

Fundraising Leadership - Made Not Born | Pro Bono Australia

Fundraising Leadership - Made Not Born | Pro Bono Australia: The US, the world’s biggest fundraising market, faces a crisis of confidence. According to recent research, half of chief fundraisers plan to leave their jobs within two years; 40 per cent are considering leaving fundraising all together.

Australian charities should take note. Fundraisers in the country face many of the same challenges causing their US colleagues to despair: economic uncertainty, increasing competitiveness and internal upheaval, among them. All are putting strains on departments that remain crucial to charities’ fortunes. And, while leadership is vital at any time, it’s particularly important at present.

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