Four Critical Elements of Managing Development Officers

There are many factors in fundraising, from early engagement to a donor’s ultimate or legacy gift. Some of these factors are environmental and out of your control: the economy, politics, changes in leadership, and pandemics. One crucial component is entirely within your control: how you manage your teams and set them up for success.

Abstracted from a recent Blackbaud webinar, here we present four critical elements of managing and retaining development officers:

  • Foster trust through consistency.

  • Clarify roles and responsibilities.

  • Schedule accountability meetings.

  • Establish solidarity within your team.

To sustain your organization’s mission, it’s imperative to develop human talent and curate a culture of excellence.

Download our free tip sheet here and watch our webinar “Curating a Culture of Excellence in Development” for more tips from an industry expert.