We often say, people are the greatest asset to a charity. Finding great talent requires directing considerable time and energy into budget planning, job postings, interviews and negotiations. And while the employment landscape is constantly changing we have to adapt with it.
There is an abundance of advice about strategy and the how-to's of fundraising, however little time is spent on developing personal qualities, like empathy, patience, integrity, ability to motivate and good listening. These are qualities that can be improved over time and are essential to being an excellent fundraiser.