Creative Tips for Successfully Attracting and Retaining Top-Notch Fundraising Professionals

April 12, 2017 all-day
Holton Hall - 4th Floor Conference Room Austine Drive
VT 05301
Julie Jansen

The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northern New England and the Marlboro College Center for New Leadership are proud to present a breakfast workshop networking event.

Hiring good development professionals who can do great work for your organization is not rocket science, but there are a few tips that can help you improve your odds of getting and keeping the right person.  People who know how to raise money are in high demand and organizations, particularly in more rural areas, struggle to find qualified development staff.  This seminar will explore how non-profits can better attract, hire, manage and retain high-performing employees, look in unexpected places for talent, set realistic goals, ensure that board and other staff members know what is expected of them when raising money and establish a work environment that supports development professionals, especially younger staff members.


Maryann LaCroix Lindberg, CFRE is President and founder of Philanthropy Resource Group, a non-profit consulting firm that provides support to non-profit organizations throughout New England.  She brings to the non-profit world more than 35 years of experience in fundraising, non-profit and board management and consulting, marketing and public relations, financial investment and community relations.  Most recently VP for Advancement at Keene State College, she has worked at institutions that range from small non-profits to large institutions such as Penn State and the University at Buffalo and has raised more than $100 Million over the course of her career.

Having received a B. A. from Bucknell University and an M. B. A. from Penn State University, Maryann is also a Leadership NH alumna from the Class of 2011.  She is past board chair of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce, is Board Vice President of the Planned Giving Council of NH & VT, a 30-plus year member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and is very involved with regional arts organizations.  She and her husband reside in Swanzey, NH, and have two grown children and two big dogs.  On the rare occasions when she is not working or volunteering with non-profits, Maryann loves to grow flowers and swim off the coast of Maine.

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