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Hiring Time: How to make sure you have the right candidate

Finding the Right Person In light of our recent blog series on finding development staff – and the fact that EVERYONE seems to be looking for development people right now – we thought it'd helpful to discuss some tips for increasing your chances of finding the right person to move your organization's resources forward: Make sure your job posting is broad enough to attract nontraditional development candidates: It'd be great to find someone with 5+ or 10+ years of nonprofit fundraising experience, but that may not be possible for your position in this market. Be realistic about what skills and experience you absolutely won't compromise on, and then be flexible and creative on everything else.

Time for a little "Summer Cleaning"

Summer Cleaning For many organizations, summer is a relative downtime compared to the rest of the year. This makes it a great time to do some "summer cleaning" to prepare you for the fall and next year. In that light, there are some specific tasks you can do now – some more "fun" than others – to set you up for even greater success down the road.​ Clean up your donor database: This is a chore that can be tedious, but it can help you save a lot of time on your next direct mail or when pulling donor reports. Remove/combine duplicate entries, remove deceased donors, and confirmed recent major gifts were entered correctly. Review your development plan: Whether your development plan is in constan

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