Money, position and power and getting used to how they “play” in our own lives is a critical and strategic subject.
The MGOs who ask good questions and show curiosity are the MGOs who are the most creative and most successful.
As a major gift officer, you may not seek counsel or help because “you just need to figure it out on your own.” But lone wolves rarely succeed as well as those who work with others.
When is it the right time to add a MGO to your non-profit’s staff, and how many do you need? Jeff and I are often asked for a formula. Here’s what we think.
But you don’t have to wait until ALL of that is complete to get out there and start forming meaningful relationships with your donors. You can do the relationship thing AND create the structure you need to be successful, at the same time.
Are your MGOs working with too many donors who don’t respond to them? Is your return on investment unacceptably low? There IS an answer. Here’s the secret!