Developing the Developers
Publication Date: April 2007
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Fundraising and Philanthropy; Professional Development; Nonprofits
Coverage: United States
The strength of the Jewish communal enterprise depends in part on its financial health, which, in turn, increasingly depends on the expertise of fundraisers and financial resource development (FRD) professionals. Evidence strongly suggests, however, that fundraising--with its high rates of burnout, turnover, and new hires--is one of the most troubled arenas in the Jewish community. "Developing the Developers" investigates the source of these problems and the potential of alternative courses of action to effect change.