April 15, 2012
Fundraiser Turnover Gets New Attention as Economy Improves
As 3,200 fundraisers gathered here this month to discuss challenges in attracting donations, many sessions demonstrated how the economic recovery is reshaping fundraising.
One clear sign of change is how quickly fundraisers are switching jobs.
The average amount of time a fundraiser stays at his or her job is now about 16 months, said Penelope Burk, president of Cygnus Applied Research. The direct and indirect costs of finding a replacement are $127,650.