Until recently, the chief development officer (CDO) has focused primarily, if not exclusively, on fundraising. In the past two decades, largely in response to greater demand and competition for fundraising revenue, the responsibilities and corresponding required competencies of CD's have evolved. Today’s CD's play senior, strategic leadership roles in their organizations.
The Chief Development Officer: Beyond Fundraising is a guide to those preparing for the role of CDO and to those charged with selecting, appointing, and supporting CD's. It includes nine chapters, each presenting a role beyond frontline fundraising and fundraising program management in which today’s successful CDO excels.
There are many wonderful development leaders and many wonderful nonprofit organizations, but not always the best ‘marriages’ between leaders and organizations. The immediate goal of this book is better ‘marriages,’ supporting an ultimate goal of continued health and growth of nonprofit organizations and the essential contributions they make to a civil society.
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About the Author
Building on a 25-year career in higher education, arts, and executive search that included service as Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development at the University of Chicago and Senior Vice President of Lois L. Lindauer Searches, Ronald J. Schiller co-founded the Aspen Leadership Group, LLC. He and his colleagues partner with CE's, board chairs, and other leaders in higher education, arts and culture, health care, and social services, providing executive search services and leadership consulting.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Curt Simic
CHAPTER ONE: Relationship Builder In Chief
CHAPTER TWO: Shaper of Culture that Embraces Philanthropic Partnership
CHAPTER THREE: Strategist and Planner
CHAPTER FOUR: Trusted Advisor on Board Matters
CHAPTER FIVE: Thought Partner
CHAPTER SIX: Flag Bearer
CHAPTER SEVEN: Visionary and Confident Sight Raiser
CHAPTER EIGHT: Talent Magnet
CHAPTER NINE: Mentor to Future CD's
Appendix A: Call to Action
Appendix B: Preparing for the RoleWords of Wisdom for the Aspiring CDO
Appendix C: Hiring Guide for Organizations
Appendix D: Guide for the CDO Candidate
Appendix E: Individuals Interviewed
About the Author