Developing the Developers

Publication Date: April 2007

Publisher: Fisher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership; Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies

Author(s): Amy L. Sales; Nicole Samuel

Research Area: Banking and finance

Keywords: Fundraising and Philanthropy; Professional Development; Nonprofits

Type: Report

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.