Author: Futures in Fundraising

David Elrod, Director of Institutional Advancement for the Dalton State Foundation

Online tools/resources: Google Book recommendations: The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1) by Robert A. Caro Personal habit that contributes to success: Excitement and enthusiasm for the work helps to promote the institution and persuade donors to invest in the institution. Ice breaker for new donor prospect: Start the conversation with, “What… Read more »

David ‘Shuff’ Shufflebarger, Senior Partner at Alexander Haas

    Book recommendation: The Raising of Money: Thirty-Five Essentials Every Trustee Should Know by James Gregory Lord   Personal habit that contributes to success: Work ethic. “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” Ice breaker for new donor prospect: Ask about their life story in terms of the organization. “Tell me how you became involved with (organization).”  … Read more »