Fund Raisers: Their Careers, Stories, Concerns, and Accomplishments

Fund Raisers: Their Careers, Stories, Concerns, and Accomplishments

by Margaret A. Duronio, Eugene R. Tempel
     
 

Like those in any field becoming rapidly professionalized, fund raisers want to know more about their jobs so that they can plan their careers more proactively and effectively, as well as respond to increasing calls for accountability in nonprofit organizations. This book is one of the first to help fund raisers examine their career environment and make smarter

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Like those in any field becoming rapidly professionalized, fund raisers want to know more about their jobs so that they can plan their careers more proactively and effectively, as well as respond to increasing calls for accountability in nonprofit organizations. This book is one of the first to help fund raisers examine their career environment and make smarter choices about their careers.Fund Raisers offers an overview of fund raisers—their educational and career backgrounds, their values and concerns, and the challenges and rewards they experience in their work. Based on a three-year national study that included a survey of over 1,700 professional fund raisers and eighty-two personal interviews, it presents a comprehensive, detailed picture of contemporary fund raisers at all levels of professional achievement. The authors examine the critical issues facing the field, including:*The levels of compensation and overall compensation practices*Factors involved in entering and advancing in the field*The status of women and minorities in fund raising*The scope, impact, and reasons for turnover in the field*Perceptions of fund raisers from both inside and outside the field*Issues of accountability, ethical practice, licensing, and regulationThroughout the book, information from the survey and interviews provides the basis for discussion of these critical issues and the resulting conclusions and recommAndations. The authors also include extensive case studies of many of the fund raisers interviewed in their research, who describe—in their own words—their own career paths, the satisfactions and challenges of working in fund raising, and their perceptions of the field's strengths and areas in need of improvement.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book will help the field continue to raise its sights and improve its performance. It should be read by all the fund raisers serving philanthropy—including the thousands like myself who have moved in and out of fund raising over the course of long working lives." —Robert L. Payton, professor of philanthropic studies, School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

"Aside from learning who and what we are, Duronio and Tempel have provided answers to long-held myths and misinterpretations about the craft we call 'fund raising' and the people who practice it daily. All of us will find pieces and parts of ourselves in these pages." —James M. Greenfield, ACFRE, FAHP, senior vice president, Development and Community Relations, Hong Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Booknews
Helps professional fund raisers examine their work environment and make smarter choices about their careers. Based on results from a three-year national study that included a survey of some 1,700 professional fund raisers and 82 personal interviews, this detailed picture of contemporary fund raisers at all levels of professional achievement reveals compensation practices, factors involved in entering and advancing in the field, the status of women and minorities in fund raising, and reasons for turnover. Quotes and experiences from fund raisers discuss education and career paths, challenges and rewards, and strength and weaknesses of the field. Other areas discussed include accountability, ethical practice, and licensing and regulation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787903077
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/25/1996
Series:
NonProfit Sector Series
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.86(d)

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Meet the Author

MARGARET A. DURONIO is director of planning and administration in the office of the vice chancelllor for institutional advancement at the University of Pittsburgh. She has served as project director and principal investigator of five national studies on fund raising. Duronion is coauthor (with B. Loessin) of Effective Fund Raising in Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 1991). EUGENE R. TEMPEL is vice chancellor for external affairs at Indiana University—Purdue Univerisity, Indianapolis and part-time executive director of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy. He currently serves as vice chair for external affairs of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives Board.

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