How To Improve Fundraiser Retention
That disturbingly high turnover rates and low morale plague fundraising professionals is nothing new. Research going back almost two decades shows this to be true.
One study in particular found that the “average fundraiser stays on a job only 16 months.”
In fact, just last year, author Rob Webb called on us to act on fundraising turnover right here in NonProfit Pro.
The past research on turnover was best summarized by our colleague Penelope Burke as follows: