If you go home at night with the feeling of having missed the mark in your work, there is probably something wrong, either in how you are viewing your work, how your work has been organized by others, or how you are operating.
In the world and life of major gift officers, there are specific things the job requires, and there are characteristics a MGO needs to have, to be successful. If you have these, it’s a good fit, and a path to success.
The calling to be a major gift officer is a wonderful, rewarding thing – if you have the right personality and are willing to do hard work.
Taking your very best MGO and making her or him the manager of the major gift program often doesn’t work – for some very good reasons.