Conversations with two of the best

John S. Wilson (Baylor University Libraries, Waco, Texas, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

To share the experience of two library fund‐raisers with other development officers.

Design/methodology/approach

Uses interviews with two successful academic library fund‐raisers to have them share what they have learned.

Findings

Raising funds for any institution can be one of both the hardest and the most rewarding jobs one can do. It requires a lot of personal attention and patience.

Originality/value

Identifies five key elements that should be a part of any successful development officer's job.

Keywords

Citation

Wilson, J. (2005), "Conversations with two of the best", The Bottom Line, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 191-196. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880450510632280

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Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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