This week I’m so pleased to bring back my fundraising genius and associate, Seth Rosen, to discuss the best way to build a great development team.
Whether you are a small shop looking to make your first development hire or a large organization dealing with recruitment and retention of development staff, Seth gives excellent advice on what organizations should look for in a development person and what that person should be looking for from an organization.
Seth lays out the steps for building a happy, productive, and truly great development team. And there’s a little bonus at the end that helps to answer the question, “Is it more important to make your biggest ask or your best ask?”
Seth has more than a decade of experience raising funds for major nonprofits. Prior to joining my team, he was previously in charge of a $30 million budget at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Seth has also worked at Planned Parenthood, Amnesty International, New York Law School, and Malaria No More.
Seth is a joyful and enthusiastic fundraiser who really knows his stuff.
IN THIS EPISODE:
- Two questions you must answer before making your first development hire
- How do you know if you’ve found “the one”
- How to set up your new hire to succeed
- Where to find your next development director
- What does a great development team look like?
- Why all nonprofit leaders need to be active on social media
- How to prepare for a development position interview
- Preventing turnover in your development department
- What is more important: your best ask… or your biggest?
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Seth Rosen’s bio
- Seth’s post on Hiring Your First Development Staffer
- Gay Men’s Health Crisis
- Amnesty International
- Planned Parenthood
- New York Law School
- Music by Jukebox the Ghost