Keeping the Good Ones: Fundraising Staff Retention

When:  May 6, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)
It is common in our industry to see fund development staff serve in a role for an average of two years. This is a significant concern for leaders, boards and the donor community for a variety of reasons. Addressing staff turnover is an important agenda item and developing ways to change this trajectory will not only impact your team but our sector as a whole.

Purpose and mission, of course play a role, but beyond that, what makes people stay with an organization, with a team, with a leader? There are many factors that impact this path, but if you’re not engaging in more for your team in an intentional, special way, you’re missing opportunities. This webinar will discuss the power of culture in staff retention, offering specific ways to move the needle on this vital metric, including building a Culture of Ambassadorship, cross-program collaboration and integration, creative team bonding, career path development, recognition, vulnerability and transparency, and fun. Don’t underestimate the power of fun!

We will review all of these and more with what’s working and what hasn’t to recruit, build and develop talent, discussing local case studies and offering tools you can use to start your plan with your team.

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Kelli Dobner, M.A.
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Chief Advancement Officer, Samaritas

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Avni Thomas, CFRE 
(more about Avni)
Director of Grants Management, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation

Registration Fees
AFP Member: Free
Collegiate Member: Free
Non-Member: $35.00
AFP Program Subscriber: Free

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Approved CFRE credits: 1 credit hour


Registration will close at 12:00 PM on May 5.


Online Instructions:
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