LUNCHEON - The 18-Month Syndrome

01/11/2019 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM PT




Bob Fisher

Professional fundraisers, especially as directors of development, bounce from nonprofit to nonprofit with shorter tenure than professionals in other nonprofit C-level positions.  This is costly to our employers, upsetting to donors in a relationship-based world, and can impair the careers of fundraising professionals whose resumés spell “job-hopper.”  This is a huge problem.  Bob Fisher, former CEO of The San Francisco Foundation and a guru in our profession, was a pioneer in professionalizing advancement starting in the 1960s.  As a fundraising CEO, Bob has won AFP’s highest awards, and can guide our conversation with a half-century of experience.  Today he is President of Rusher Loscavio Fisher Nonprofit Executive Search and helps to replace high level fundraising executives and fundraising executive directors.

What can we as development professionals do to improve our tenure and track record?  How can executive directors and CEOs improve their selection of and relationships with their chief development professionals?  Bob will lead the group in a candid and freewheeling discussion of this ongoing – and troubling – pattern in our field.


Registration for this event is REQUIRED.
$40 for Non-DER Members and $20 for DER Members.
This event is pending approval for CFRE credits.
To receive the discounted luncheon rate, please sign in to your account before registering.
Luncheon Venue: LightHouse for the Blind, 1155 Market Street, San Francisco
(DER has discontinued providing bottled water at our events. We encourage you to BYO beverage or bottle to fill up.)
LUNCHEON CANCELLATION POLICY: If you contact the Administrator to cancel your registration before the deadline (1/9 at noon), you may receive credit towards a future luncheon. If you cancel your registration after the deadline, the payment will be considered a tax-deductible donation to DER.  Thank you for your support!
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