Webinar: Hiring Outside the Box: How to Find Alternative Fundraising Talent

Thursday, April 19, 2018: 12:30 - 1:30pm CT

Behind every inspired fundraising strategy is a capable team, but what happens when there is a shortage of talent? Experienced and effective frontline fundraisers are hard to find, and higher education institutions are often forced to consider hiring from a small pool of underqualified candidates.

This webinar will explore the untapped fundraising potential of professionals with no development experience but a wealth of transferable skills. We will present original research on development hiring practices in higher education. By widening their scope, colleges and universities can leverage their alumni bases to find a new crop of standout fundraisers.

Through this session, we will cover:

  • Identifying top prospective fundraisers from your alumni base
  • Assessing whether candidates have the right motivations and transferable skills
  • Onboarding and training fundraisers who come from different professional backgrounds


  • Daniel Fissinger, Consultant, Executive Search, Campbell & Company
  • Michael Doyle, Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Treasurer, Loras College
  • James Hansen, Associate Vice President, University Advancement, Marquette University
  • Lynn Heumann, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Human Resources, Office of University Development, University of Michigan

CFRE: Full participation in the above webinar is applicable for up to 1 CFRE continuing education point in category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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