Recruiting & Retaining All-Star Staff

Recorded On: 05/22/2018


A strong team is the single most important ingredient in a successful annual giving campaign. But recruiting and training high performance staff is easier said than done. Whether you work at a large institution or in a small one-person shop, investing time and resources into staff development will help ensure that they deliver great fundraising results and increase the likelihood that they will grow and flourish within your organization.

Register now for your entire team to learn how to recruit and retain all-star staff for your annual giving program.  

This recording is eligible for 1.25 points of CFRE credit.


  • Methods for identifying and vetting qualified candidates
  • Suggestions for setting performance goals and motivating staff to achieve them
  • Guidelines for evaluating performance
  • Tips to ensure ongoing training and professional development
  • Examples from other institutions, and more!

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Emily Kernan

Executive Director of the Annual Fund, Rice University

Emily Kernan is the Executive Director of the Annual Fund at Rice University, where she oversees or facilitates all aspects of the institution's annual giving program including direct appeals, class giving and stewardship. Previously, she held several positions in the annual fund at Lafayette College. She's a member of the Annual Giving Directors Consortium, a presenter with CASE and the Houston chapter of AFP, and teaches regularly on the topic of philanthropy at Rice University. Emily holds a B.A. in English from SUNY Binghamton.


On Demand Training
05/22/2018 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  75 minutes
05/22/2018 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  75 minutes