Have you let new tasks and responsibilities creep onto your plate, pulling you away from the important work you should be doing?
Who gets credit for a planned gift, when two staff members are involved?
When reporting your fundraising results, do tell your stories – but first make sure you have all your metrics.
Everything worth doing in major gifts fundraising should have a measure to evaluate it by. We love metrics, because they are the beginning of discovering how an MGO can improve – and be proven a success.
A major gift officer can have a long list of credentials (schools attended, diplomas, certifications, etc.) and be a total failure at actually doing major gifts. What do you need to succeed?
The very sad thing is that some managers should not be in their jobs.