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
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.
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