Avoid Arm’s-Length Fundraising

Avoid Arm’s-Length Fundraising

August 6, 2020


“This arm’s-length fundraising culture ultimately interferes with the fundraising professional’s ability to accomplish their goals.” – Jason Lewis

In this episode of The Beacon Podcast, Jeff Jowdy speaks with Jason Lewis, managing partner of Lewis Fundraising and author of “The War for Fundraising Talent.”In their discussion, Jason explains how we can be better fundraising professionals and addresses:

  • The case against arm’s-length fundraising.
  • How to attract top fundraising talent.
  • The lesson he would like every reader to take away from his book.

About our guest

Jason Lewis, CFRE & AFP Master Trainer, provides the sector with an often-needed contrarian voice willing to question deeply engrained beliefs and assumptions of how effective fundraising really works. Whether writing or speaking, Jason challenges the prevailing wisdom about effective fundraising practices, hiring decisions and donor behavior. Jason is the founder of Lewis Fundraising and Managing Partner of BetterSchools LLC. In the last two decades, Jason has raised millions of dollars for a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the United States. Jason is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and a recognized member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Master Trainers. Jason earned his MS in nonprofit management at Eastern University in 2010 and graduated from the College of Executive Coaching in 2014.

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