ERIC Number: EJ907752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
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Assessing Educational Fundraisers for Competence and Fit Rather than Experience: A Challenge to Conventional Hiring Practices
Smith, Zachary A.
International Journal of Educational Advancement, v10 n2 p87-97 Sep 2010
This article challenges current recruitment and hiring practices in educational advancement organizations, while proposing a paradigm shift in addressing the talent shortage of fundraising professionals. A case is presented that competence and fit is more important than experience for successful and productive fundraising outcomes. The paper concludes with a prescriptive solution for hiring fundraisers based on a three-step model: recruiting for competence, hiring for organizational fit and training for technical skills.
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Personnel Selection, Recruitment, Evaluation Criteria, Management Development, Training, Institutional Advancement, Educational Finance, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Administrator Effectiveness, Competence, Employment Qualifications, Administrator Qualifications, Organizational Culture, Institutional Environment
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