Joe Matassino, Blogger on 101fundraising

Interviewing for a job? Be prepared to answer these questions.

By Joe Matassino • November 9, 2015

A lot happens in one year…
In 2014, I posted an article on the Top 5 Questions fundraisers should be asking in a job interview. Not realizing, at the time, I would get to put my words into action…many times over. Questions like:

Does the organization have a development plan?
How involved is …

Do You Give Back?

By Joe Matassino • April 7, 2015

A question fundraisers were never asked…until now.
Your answers were revealed at last week’s AFP conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Responses to the survey “How Philanthropic are Fundraisers?” came in from 19 countries from places as diverse at Nepal, Greece, Brazil, Canada, Australia and South Africa. In all, 591 responses conveying why it …

How Philanthropic are Fundraisers?

By Joe Matassino • November 26, 2014

“How can I ask others to give to a cause I believe in, if I do not give to it myself?” responded one fundraiser.
I give “to support the mission and to be a role model to other employees and donors…” responded another.
In Daryl Upsall’s ‘rant’ on 20 November, 2014 ‘Give …

Friends and Money: Building Confidence to Make “The Ask”

By Joe Matassino • September 1, 2014

It all boils down to “the ask”, doesn’t it? All the phone calls, lunches, meetings, tours, events, trips; all that cultivation, it’s all fun and games until the ask.
People give money because they care about the cause, because they feel a duty to give, because they want to make a …

Interviewing for a job? Here are the top 5 questions that you should be asking

By Joe Matassino • March 20, 2014

So you’re looking for a job, and you think you’ve found the perfect opportunity; a fundraising position for an NGO whose mission you believe in. What could be better!
You apply, and you’re granted an interview. You immediately begin anticipating what might be asked: Where do you want to be in 10 years? …

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