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Development Directors Are Not Miracle Workers

January 30, 2013
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Assuming that the organization has a compelling mission and does good work, the real keys to effective fundraising are the leadership, vision and skill of the executive director; an engaged, committed and high-functioning board; and a strong working partnership between the board and the executive. If those things are in place, a development director can be successful. And if those things are not in place, even the most talented development director will struggle....

 

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