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OKAY, CLASS, HERE IS TODAY’S QUIZ. How often does the average fundraiser change jobs? Is it: (a) Every 16 months, (b) every 2.8 years or (c) So often the question is asked in every job interview you’ve ever had.

The answer, of course, is (d) All of the above. According to Penelope Burk, first- and second-stop fundraisers last an average of 16 months in those positions. Development Directors last an average of 2.8 years. The high turnover rate puzzles lots of people.

Not long ago, a chapter member who is a local grant-maker asked why we all change jobs so much. “I can’t tell you how often I receive a grant request from one person and then learn somebody new will be making the presentation.” Why is our turnover rate so high? Researchers point to 3 top reasons:

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GUSA 2015 Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2014

July 10, 2015 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the seminal publication reporting on the sources and uses of charitable giving in the United States. For 59 years, fundraisers, nonprofit leaders, donors and volunteers, scholars, and other individuals who work in or with the charitable sector have counted on Giving USA to provide the most comprehensive […]

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