Dave says, “I have some great candidates for the Development Manager role. Three have several years of experience in development and the fourth has a masters degree in Nonprofit Fundraising.” Wendy replies “What about Hunter?” Dave asks, “The son of our board chair with no experience and a liberal arts degree?” Wendy replies, “I hear
Dave asks, "Why do you want to work at a nonprofit?" Hunter replies, "I have extensive experience raising funds." "What experience?" Dave asks. "I did a Go Fund Me for a missions trip to Africa." Hunter replies. Dave asks, "What did you do in Africa?" Hunter says, "I changed a kid's life by giving
"I'm so glad you came in for this interview to be a major gifts officer, what is one of your weaknesses?" asked Dave. The job candidate replies, "I don't like to ask people for money."
Nonprofit fundraising, at its core, is storytelling. Telling a story of how your organization has helped one beneficiary be transformed is the building block of telling the story of your organization. In nonprofit development, the story we use in fundraising is called the story of the one. It's called the story of the one because