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Development Program Management

The Alliance has compiled this set of resources on development program management from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Checklist to Assess Fundraising Activities in Nonprofit Organizations

The Free Management Library offers a checklist for assessing fundraising activities. Developed by the United Way of Minneapolis Area, the checklist indicators represent what is needed to have a healthy, well-managed development function in a nonprofit organization.

Argument Against Paying Development Professionals Based on Amount of Funds Raised

Tony Poderis of RaiseFunds shares an article that makes an argument against paying fundraising professionals based on the money raised. The article reviews commonly heard justifications and discusses the pitfalls of contingent pay both for the organization and the development professional.

Executive Director and Development Director It Can Be a Relationship Made in Heaven or Hell

Tony Poderis of RaiseFunds shares an article that discusses the respective roles and responsibilities of the executive director and development director and offers 9 rules for the relationship.

Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness

BoardSource, along with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and GuideStar, developed a framework for evaluating fundraising effectiveness. Resources include two free downloads: Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness: Why Cost of Fundraising Isn’t Enough Understanding and Evaluating Your Fundraising Strategy: A Discussion Guide Tool to Help You Calculate Your Fundraising Effectiveness.

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