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Los Angeles LGBT Center
Major Gifts Officer was asked...8 April 2020

What is the largest contribution you have raised?

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You are a political fundraiser. Why do you think that experience is applicable here? Less

$33,400 contribution from political donors.

The Dallas Opera

What got you interested in the position?

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I had a family member with lymphoma.


What is your favorite piece in the museum?

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I mentioned something specific and which floor it was on.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

What is the appropriate amount of time that should be allotted when courting a potential donor or patron?

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There is no right or wrong answer as each potential patron is different and should be approached as an individual. Less

Roper St. Francis Healthcare

There weren't any unexpected questions.

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I didn't have any comments.

University of Southern California

How would your experience translate to this role?

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A decade of experience with increasing responsibilities has given me a solid foundation under which to learn. Less

Cancer Recovery Foundation International

"Was I really willing to do anything it took to get the job done?" asked in an aggressive fashion.

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Diplomatically. I said I would definitely do what was required to do an excellent job without noting that I was given the impression, confirmed by subsequent research, that the company was not above board. The interviewer himself came across as a bit of a con artist. I have never met anyone else in the non-profit sector like him. The attitude of the interviewer, who was the executive director at the time, was off. He gave me the impression that he was running something like a bucket shop. Though generally in Canada a foundation would be a registered charity and give donors tax deductible receipts, this foundation, though supposedly active in Canada, only gives tax receipts from its parent foundation, which is an American charity. In the US, this company has been ranked in either the top 10 or top 50 worst charities in the country. Less

Le Moyne College

Describe a situation where you used your initiative to solve a problem.

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I used an example from my previous job that was a collaborative approach.

Médecins Sans Frontières

What do you look for in a team?

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Organized work to achieve the goal

Northeastern University

Donors area assigned? Company assistant? CRM remotely? Stewardship reports?

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California area. Share an assistant. Etc. I thanked her and declined.

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