Hiring and keeping good fundraisers is hard. Candidates must have a unique blend of skills including listening, persistence, and patience. If a development director leaves, hiring a replacement takes a median of six months, according to a national survey conducted last year.
Watch the recording below of a live discussion on how to recruit, mentor, and retain talented fundraisers.
Ronald J. Schiller is a veteran fundraiser and a principal at the Aspen Leadership Group in Aspen, Colo., which provides executive-search services and consulting for a range of organizations and institutions.
Shaun Keister is the vice chancellor of development and alumni relations at the University of California at Davis. He has hired dozens of fundraisers in recent years.
Heather Joslyn is assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Philanthropy, where she covers topics including job hunting and recruitment, management and leadership training, diversity, and more.