Baseball scouts look for what they call the “five-tool player” — the one who can do it all.
It would be nice to have nonprofit employees and volunteers who can do it all, but expecting one individual to do everything in the nonprofit universe, and do it at a Hall of Fame level, is asking a lot.
Instead, during the AFP 50th International Conference on Fundraising, Chris Looney, Jim Looney and Claudia Looney of CCS Fundraising introduced the concept of the Five Tool Fundraiser, not one person but a team that coheres to provide the tools necessary for successful fundraising.
The five tools are:
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