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Effective Frontline Fundraising: A Guide for Non-Profits, Political Candidates, and Advocacy Groups by Jeffrey David Stauch

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The Role of a Fundraiser

In Chapter 4, I’ll get into the nuts and bolts of recruiting your stellar fundraising team. But first, I need to discuss the role of the fundraiser, and the development shop in general, within the context of the organization. I want to give you an idea of where exactly fundraising fits into the nonprofit.

Your Context Within the Organization

When I first tell people what I do, I say that I’m a spy. While this is an outright lie, it is not an accidental choice of words. A fundraising shop, while not a top-secret organization, nonetheless tends to operate behind the scenes. We let the advocates, the lobbyists, the professors, ...

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