September 1, 2014


The problem with commission fundraising

The practice of hiring fundraisers on commission has been roundly criticized by several fundraising trade associations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the National Association of Hospital Developers, and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

This article, written by Kim Klein, publisher of The Grassroots Fundraising Journal, outlines why paying fundraisers on commission is not only unethical, but also potentially harmful for a nonprofit organization and its future fundraising efforts.


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