Unsung heroes of Development!

A Development office must employ many different functions to run effectively. Perhaps the most "unsung" heroes of fundraising are those who do not actually solicit money on the front lines of our field. 

These are the professionals who work behind the scenes to ensure that frontline fundraisers are well-prepared to speak with donors, who ensure that donors are thanked and informed consistently, who officially book many gifts and grants throughout the year into the nonprofit's records, who keep donor data protected and updated, and much more. 


Make sure you thank the people who work in Development areas like these:

  • Stewardship and Donor Relations: These specialists prepare gift acknowledgment letters, progress reports, celebratory events, and more!
  • Marketing and Communications: Experts in this area tell the stories of your nonprofit effectively, in a myriad of ways across print and digital platforms, to inspire and celebrate giving.
  • Information Technology: This area ensures that donor data are tracked, recorded, and obtained in a confidential, secure manner that allows frontline fundraising staff to build and maintain effective relationships.
Which unsung Development heroes do you want to celebrate?

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