The “great resignation” is upon us, and the nonprofit sector is leading the way. As organizations face a continued crisis in recruiting and retention, it’s time to critically look at how our sector treats hiring, onboarding, and professional development. We will give viewers some of the tools necessary to build a fundraising team with a diverse skillset and long-term commitment to your mission.

Team Kat & Mouse came together with a shared vision based on the crises of 2008 and 2020 and now focuses on helping organizations diversify how they raise funds. Sharon Kitroser, Amy Mauser, and Ben Chambers bring a varied set of skills and decades of experience to the table, and viewers will take a unique insight away from each of them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of training and coaching to build a team of confident, professional fundraisers with the skills in all areas of fundraising and the ability to pivot when faced with changing conditions.
  • Master the hiring process by learning how to hire for attitude and train for skills
  • Learn how onboarding can make or break a new employee’s experience and define their success.
  • Learn the importance of setting up your entire team of volunteers, staff and front-line fundraisers to share your organization’s story.
  • The math behind success

Presenter Bio:

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Sharon Kitroser is a visionary fundraiser who brings lessons learned from a 25+ year career in radio sales. She has worked in fundraising since 2014, holding leadership roles with both the American Red Cross and Gift of Life Marrow Registry. Her passion is teaching how to lose the stress and find success in fund development.

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Amy Mauser is a pragmatic leader with over 20 years of fundraising experience. Her career has included roles in the arts (Norton Museum of Art), for faith-based missions (Jewish Community Center, Habitat for Humanity), higher education (Florida International University), Disaster services (American Red Cross), and health care (Parkinson’s Foundation).

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Ben Chambers is a forward-looking fundraising leader with nearly a decade of experience in the social impact sector. After starting his fundraising career in politics, he transitioned into the nonprofit sector, where he has worked at St. Louis Public Radio and CHADS Coalition for Mental Health.