When money is valued over relationships, it is a dark and depressing time for us. We know that some very good MGOs and some very good donors will be forced to live in superficiality and shallowness. That is not good for anyone. And it certainly is not good for the economic well-being of the non-profit.
The relationship between a fundraiser and a donor starts with the fundraiser – you must get your own attitude right if you want a productive relationship with others.
Organizations that keep their major gift officers – all of them, and I mean ALL of them – have a clear set of boundaries and a structure that the MGOs are asked to work within.