Problem-Solving Meetings Elevate Fundraisers’ Skills

Problem-Solving Meetings Elevate Fundraisers’ Skills 1

Edward Caldwell, for The Chronicle

Every week, Julie Rickert meets one on one with each fundraiser in her department to talk about his or her successes and challenges.

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Edward Caldwell, for The Chronicle

Every week, Julie Rickert meets one on one with each fundraiser in her department to talk about his or her successes and challenges.

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, no fundraiser goes it alone.

“We take the model of a team very seriously,” says Julie Rickert, the charity’s vice president of development.

She meets every week one on one with each of the seven people in her department. At weekly staff meetings, fundraisers are encouraged to report on their own progress in securing gifts and to air any challenges they’re facing.

“When you feel like you have