Co-Founder and CEO of The Adventure Project, (www.theadventureproject.org) a nonprofit "adding venture" capital to support entrepreneurs in developing countries. Former charity: water executive and UNICEF consultant. Lover of people and good deeds.
Formerly the third employee at charity: water. Now the Co-Founder of The Adventure Project, a non-profit focused on high-impact solutions that create jobs in developing countries.
I completely agree with Tom. Most donors, at the end, want to connect with the founder(s). Especially early on.
But, I will say if you are looking to hire, I would recommend you ask potential candidates how much funding they have previously secured (themselves), what is the size of their network, the type/quality of connections they have (check LinkedIn). Also, it depends on if you want a growth hacker (small gifts online) or a major gift officer. Usually, those are/can be two different people. Major gifts is all about relationships and grants, social is all about conversions and engagement. Hope that's helpful!! Good luck.
PS: This is my fav fundraising book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470505532/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Totally changed our approach and provided...wait for it...great CLARITY!
Becky is really insightful and kind. I learnt a lot in this call. Absolutely will contact her again to learn more.
Becky was friendly and very helpful! Would definitely chat with her again!
Becky provided excellent advice on working to build nonprofit awareness in early stages of launch. Her experience in the field is second to none and our agency would recommend her for the entire gamut of subjects relating to nonprofit funding and marketing.
Becky was helpful and kind. Is there anything better than that?!
Becky was very open to offering her advice and support on our mobile start-up.
Becky is incredibly informed about NPO's and gave expert advise on positioning and shared insightful 1st hand experiences.
A knowledgeable, fun person to chat with, Becky confirmed a few assumptions I had related to mobile devices in Africa, and taught me a few things as well. Too bad five stars are all I can give.
Absolutely amazing talking to her about starting an NGO to help kids in Africa. Becky is very knowledgeable, welcoming and a good listener.