Hiring a Chief Fundraiser: What CEOs and Boards Should Ask

  • What are the qualities of past chief development officers that the organization most wants to find in the next chief development officer? What qualities does it want to avoid?
  • What skills, talents, and experiences are most needed in a chief development officer at this time? In what areas can the organization afford a steeper learning curve?
  • Is the candidate a proven leader, someone people would want to follow?
  • Has the candidate built strong relationships