Shaun Keister Featured in COP on the High Demand of Fundraisers


As charities aim for increased private fundraising the demand for highly skilled and accomplished fundraisers is on the rise.

However, vacancies are hard to fill. It takes a median of six months to replace a development director, according to a 2013 national survey of more than 2,700 charity leaders and top fundraisers by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund.

A recent article on the high demand of fundraisers in the Chronicle of Philanthropy features Shaun Keister, Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Relations for UC-Davis and Annual Giving Consultant at Campbell & Company. Mr. Keister shares the story of his recent transition from one institution to another. He also shares his take on what it takes to be a high-performing fundraiser in today’s philanthropic environment. Read the complete story here.

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