An Executive's Guide to Fundraising Operations: Principles, Tools & Trends
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Chapter 1: Introduction.
What is Fundraising Operations and Where Should It fit in the Organization?
Fundraising Operations: What's in a Name?
What Does “Fundraising Operations” Include?
Organizational and Environmental Factors Shape Operations.
Using this Guide to Improve Decisions.
Chapter 2: Principles of Fundraising Operations.
Data, Technology, Reporting, Process, and People.
Processes as Key Responsibilities.
Chapter 3: Responsibilities of Your Fundraising Operations Team.
Primary Roles in Transitions: Arbiter and Advocate.
IT, HR, Finance, and More.
A Special Note about Finance.
Chapter 4: Program Support.
Annual and Unrestricted Giving.
Constituent Engagement Programs.
Special Initiatives or Constituencies.
Healthcare Fundraising and Grateful Patient and Family Programs as Special Cases Moving from Fundamentals to Innovations.
Chapter 5: Trends, Fads, and Staying Ahead of the Curve.
Applying Principles to Trends.
Volume, Accessibility, and Ubiquity of Data.
Consumer Data, Analytics, and Ethics.
Virtualization, Web Applications, and Mobility.
Social Media Mania.
Evolving applications for evolving technologies.
Advances in Reporting and Analytics.
New Staff and Performance Considerations.
Chapter 6: Decision Advice from the Field.
Ideas from Practitioners.
Development Leader at a Leading Austrailian University.
Children's Healthcare Foundation President.
Fundraising Operations Consultant.
Liberal Arts College Vice President.
Advancement Leadership at Division I University.
University System Operations Assistant Vice Ppresident.
Healthcare Executive Director of Development.
Executive Director at a Top 10 University.
Development Director at a Leading Medical Center.
Making Your Executive Decisions.
Chapter 7: Tools for Fundraising Operations.
What are the ten signs of bad data?
How do you know your data are accurate?
What are the five myths of the conversion process?
What does a data exception log look like?
How effective is the implementation of your database?
What does a sample scorecard look like?
What are the seven qualities of a great reporting environment?
What are five most important types of reports for campaign and prospect management?
What does an effective data dictionary look like?
How can you calculate and establish impact measures for your operations team?
How can you gauge good training outcomes?
How can you evaluate your gift processing?
What does the “front of the line” approach look like for gift processing?
How should gift processing assess donor’s checks?
What does a good staff survey on operations look like?
How can you start a great prospect management system?
What are the ten characteristics of great operations team members?
What are the five signs team members are looking for new positions?
How can you assess staff performance of the operations and other teams?
Appendix A: Sample Data Dictionary.
Appendix B: APRA Statement of Ethics.
About the Author.
AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.
A Donor Bill of Rights.