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Expertise LevelOrganization SizeWhat Makes A Fundraiser Excellent?
A Headhunter's Secrets For Hiring The Right Development Staff

Duration: 67 minutes
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Pamela CookManagement and Planning
Led by Pamela Cook, ACFRE and Paul Gietzel, Pamela Cook Associates

Do you have a job to fill, and really need to find someone GOOD?

How do you find the best person?

How do you know you've found the right person?

Whether you do your own hiring or work with someone else. This seminar is for you.

Learn the tips and tricks that "Head-Hunters" (sorry, Executive Search Consultants) use.

This Seminar Will Focus On:

  • Finding the right person
  • Knowing you have found the right person (or not)
  • Tips for good job descriptions
  • Specifics to look for in: a DOD, entry level Devt assoc/asst , Grantwriter, Planned Gifts Officer, Major Gifts Officer
  • How challenging is the market?
  • Transferrable skills -- hiring from outside the nonprofit sector
  • The pros and cons of hiring a volunteer
  • What Search Consultants do and don't do for you
  • What you may expect to pay for consultant assistance

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is for anyone considering hiring or is involved in staffing a fundraising position in an organization.

About Pamela Cook, ACFRE:

Pamela Cook, ACFRE operates her own business ( in which she has conducted nonprofit searches for development and management staff since 2000 and has more than twenty years experience in corporate community relations and nonprofit fundraising. 

Pam was 2000 and 2001 president of the board of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  She serves on the Board of the SEMI Foundation and on the West Coast Regional Advisory Board of the Institute of International Education.  She also served on the board of the Fulbright Association and was a Big Sister for fourteen years. She was named as the 2003 Hank Rosso Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Executives and Northern California Grantmakers.

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About Paul Gietzel:

Paul GietzelPaul Gietzel serves as Business Manager for Pamela Cook Development Search. In this role, he manages the logistics of the search process. Paul holds an MBA from Stanford University and has over 25 years of experience in financial management, personnel management, and information technology. Paul worked as a senior operations executive for a number of Bay Area consulting and software firms and served as Vice President for Shearson, Lehman, Hutton (a Wall Street securities firm). In these roles, Paul recruited and trained more than a hundred senior managers. Paul is also an active volunteer for youth and education organizations.