National Conservation Organization
Major Gifts Officer
Background: Our Client, a national non-profit dedicated to protecting/conserving
significant tracts of land, had a specific requirement to identify a talented Major
Gifts Officer who could effectively manage and grow a prospect portfolio oriented
to the Eastern United States.
Prior to requesting that The Artisan Group complete this search, the Client had
invested considerable time and energy in carrying out the search independently,
only to have an attractive candidate back out at the last minute.
Pressed to complete the search quickly, The Artisan Group immediately identified
a specific individual who had just completed a multi-million dollar Capital Campaign
for another conservation non-profit. This individual was presented to the Client,
and following two rounds of interviews was extended an offer of employment which
was immediately accepted.
After the search was completed, the Client referenced that in many respects it was
a blessing that the original candidate, whom they had identified on their own,
hadn’t taken the job, and that the individual who was ultimately hired through The
Artisan Group was dramatically exceeding all expectations.
This search was completed in 17 days.