Directors of Development can greatly benefit from outsourcing EA services, as it allows them to concentrate on fundraising, donor relations, and strategic planning while delegating administrative tasks. Persona’s executive assistants, who are part of the top 0.1% in the industry, are skilled in handling various tasks, such as scheduling meetings, organizing events, and coordinating communication with donors. Outsourcing offers a cost-effective solution, eliminating expenses associated with hiring an in-house assistant, such as employee benefits and additional office space. Persona’s personalized approach ensures a great match with an assistant who understands the unique demands of leading development initiatives. The flexibility to scale support based on workload allows Directors of Development to efficiently manage their fundraising campaigns, donor engagement, and strategic growth.
What Skills Does An EA Need To Support A Director of Development?
Supporting a Director of Development requires an EA to possess excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. They should be able to manage the director’s schedule, arrange meetings, and handle correspondence efficiently. An EA should be able to track donations, grants, and other fundraising activities and provide regular updates. Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices would be useful, as well as the ability to create presentations, reports, and other documents related to fundraising. Attention to detail, accuracy, and the ability to work under pressure are also essential in this role, as an EA supporting a Director of Development would often have to work under tight deadlines. The EA should be proactive, adaptable, and able to work independently to support the Director of Development in their day-to-day operations.