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Recruiting for Fundraising Roles: How to Find the Right Fit

May 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT



In recent years there have been widespread efforts to diversify nonprofit leadership, particularly executive director positions, boards, and the development department. While strides have been made, there is still much work to be done. Many hirers and recruiters for these roles are finding it challenging to build diverse pools of candidates, much less hire a candidate that meets their goals. In this workshop, we will discuss the myriad challenges in diversifying the fundraising profession and explore opportunities and effective practices in successfully identifying, recruiting, and retaining the right candidate.

In this workshop, participants will:
  • Participants will be introduced to the types of mindset and behavior shifts (both personal and organizational) that can will support DEI hiring, and
  • learn marketing and outreach strategies that will help them to reach candidates from diverse backgrounds.
  • Executive Directors and
  • Board Members of organizations with current vacancies and/or hiring/recruiting responsibilities for fundraising or board positions.
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David McGoy, the founder and CEO of ASSIST Development Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, governance, and organizational development. He has presented both locally and nationally for organizations such as Nonprofit New York, the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, Bronx Center for Nonprofits, US Soccer Foundation, Laureus Foundation, Minnesota Council on Nonprofits, NY Nonprofit Press, Partnership for After School Education, and Jr. NBA. As one of the projects leads on Cause Effective’s groundbreaking report “Money, Power, and Race: The Lived Experiences of Fundraisers of Color,” and a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals’ Mentoring Committee, he is actively involved in efforts to recruit, support, and advance the careers of fundraisers of color.

If you have questions or are having trouble using a discount code for one of our workshops, please contact workshops@supportcenteronline.org.

Registration is required. Please be advised that by registering for this event, unless we hear from you otherwise, we will include you as part of our regular electronic mailing list. Please also be advised that the event may be recorded or photographed by Support Center for Nonprofit Management (Support Center). By enrolling for this event, you hereby: (1) give consent for Support Center or any third parties to use your photograph or image in its print, online and video publications; (2) release Support Center, its employees and any outside third parties from all liabilities or claims that you might assert in connection with the above-described uses; and (3) waive any right to inspect, approve or receive compensation for any materials or communications, including photographs, videotapes, website images or written materials, incorporating photos/images of you. To revoke this waiver, please email Operations Associate, Gabriela Barria, at [email protected].


May 13, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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