The top 10 signs that it’s time to fire your employer

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Greg Warner is CEO and Founder of MarketSmart, a revolutionary marketing software and services firm that helps nonprofits raise more for less. In 2012 Greg coined the phrase “Engagement Fundraising” to encapsulate his breakthrough fundraising formula for achieving extraordinary results. Using their own innovative strategies and technologies, MarketSmart helps fundraisers around the world zero in on the donors most ready to support their organizations and institutions with major and legacy gifts.

Most people I know are actually willing to earn less money as long as they love their job. Are you one of them? Do you love your job?

If not, why? Does your organization stink? Let’s face it, some nonprofits just aren’t worth it. They’re screwed up. They need to be fired— by you!

Here are the biggest reasons fundraisers quit their jobs.

      1. There’s too much emphasis on process, procedures, and micro-management
      2. The organization has a weak case for support or it’s absent altogether
      3. There’s no clear mission or vision
      4. The culture is unsupportive of your efforts to raise money
      5. The leadership doesn’t understand what you do and fails to support you
      6. There are too many silos hindering cooperation or blatantly creating turf wars that serve the interests of some selfish employees but not the donors or the organization and its purpose
      7. There are no goals for the organization, its teams or its individuals (people like to make progress toward goals that are attainable)
      8. Too many staff members are working mostly to get a paycheck, not because they really care about the mission/cause
      9. The leadership is weak, selfish, incompetent, unfocused, inflexible, not trust-worthy or downright criminal
      10. The donors’ needs, interests, wishes, desires, and dreams are not important to the organization

Is it time for you to fire your employer and move on?


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