Monday, November 27, 2006

 

Special gifts, major gifts, BIG gifts

Ohio Wesleyan is interviewing candidates for the position of Director of Major Gifts. I hate the title. I also hated the title when it was Director of Special Giving. Looking through the Chronicle of Philanthropy makes me think other people struggle with what to call someone who seeks "significant" gifts (and I think it means $25,000 or more). American Farmland Trust is looking for a Director of Major Gifts, the New York Botanical Garden is seeking a Director of Individual Giving as is the Culinary Institute of America. All gifts are special, but not all gifts are major, and even fewer are really BIG. Imagine being on the receiving end of a call requesting a visit from the Director of Major Gifts...

Comments:
great blog donna, i think your intern is really having a great effect on you
# posted by Blogger Matt Garvey : Tuesday, November 28, 2006
 
Thanks for commenting, Matt. I'll cut you the check tomorrow.
# posted by Blogger Donna : Tuesday, November 28, 2006
 
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