As fundraisers, we all negotiate regularly with staff, our boss, and even donors and prospects. Did you know that the fundamental rules of every negotiation are the same? These interactions are all about finding a compromise among parties with different interests and objectives. Here are seven questions to ask yourself to improve your negotiation skills.
You just nailed the final interview for a major gifts officer position at the nonprofit of your dreams. Everything feels ideal: the nonprofit serves in a causal area you’re passionate about, the team seems driven and welcoming, and the role perfectly blends the use of your current skill set with skills you’re determined to learn. There’s just one problem: the salary is just not right.
Household budgets are strained and giving is more difficult than ever. Everyone is working with reduced resources and most of us feel as though we don’t have enough to enjoy our own lives. The idea of giving may seem unreasonable. But maybe now, more than ever, is the best time to give. There is a power in giving.