"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
Fund Raisers: Their Careers, Stories, Concerns, and Accomplishmentsby 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… See more details below
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 raiserstheir 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 describein their own wordstheir 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.
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 UniversityPurdue 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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