Blog posts tagged with Organizational Sustainability

Recap: A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer

Recap: A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer

March 27, 2018

On March 20, Lisa Hoffman, social sector coach and consultant, led a conversation at Foundation Center West: A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer. She spoke with two major gifts officers: Shernaz Polad Boga, director of donor engagement at the ACLU Foundation of Northern California; and Leigh Illion, director of leadership gifts at the San Francisco Marin Food Bank. Boga and Illion shared their experiences and best practices for succeeding in their current work cultivating and securing major gifts for their respective organizations. A recording of the event is available here.

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From Pain To Gain: Growing Beyond The Startup Stage

July 11, 2016

Nonprofits often find themselves struggling to grow beyond the startup stage even when they have been successfully serving their community for years. Garnering capacity building funds poses challenges to many nonprofits and Michele Giordano, executive director of Choices in Childbirth, shares how her organization attracted these coveted funds to further their mission.

Attract and Retain the “Best and the Brightest” Employees in 2016: Participate in “Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2016 Compe...

Attract and Retain the “Best and the Brightest” Employees in 2016: Participate in “Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2016 Compensation and Benefits Survey”

December 3, 2015

67% of the 2015 survey's participants see hiring challenges in the year ahead, as economic conditions continue to improve. They foresee increased competition from their colleagues and businesses to attract and retain the "best and brightest" employees. More than they have in recent years, they'll need the wealth of information produced by the 2016 survey to compete effectively on this new playing field.