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Underdeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising
By CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Revealed that "many nonprofit organizations are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed." The report found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. More significantly, the study reveals deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role, including a lack of basic fundraising systems and inadequate attention to fund development among key board and staff leaders. It also identifies steps to break this cycle.