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



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


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


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.


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



Wilson, J. (2005), "Conversations with two of the best", The Bottom Line, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 191-196.

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