It’s hard to hire good development people. It’s even harder to retain them. You may be surprised by our solution:

Get your fundraising program in shape BEFORE you hire.


Susan Jacobson

Susan Jacobson


If your organization is hiring its first development director or struggling to fill the job after a vacancy, one of the best investments you can make is to give your Board and senior team some significant experience with your donors prior to the hire. 


When you engage your board and senior leaders to meet with donors you warm up important relationships and gain new insights about the talents and skills you should seek.  Robert Glavin, Inc. consultants offer these services:

  • Counsel to design and implement donor engagement efforts prior to hiring

  • Training for Board and senior staff in effective solicitation and stewardship techniques.

  • One-to-one coaching for people new to fundraising and donor engagement   

  • Help preparing meaningful recruitment, interview and onboarding plans

Top-tier development professionals gravitate to positions where they will succeed and enjoy the work. By demonstrating your genuine appreciation of the challenges they will face, and your ability to give meaningful support, you will recruit the right candidate.  It’s a great investment paying dividends in increased fundraising and better hiring.