What makes a great fundraising leader? A lot of curiosity, some humility and a great team
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What makes a great fundraising leader? A lot of curiosity, some humility and a great team

21 Jul 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

This month’s magazine revealed the top 50 most influential fundraisers, but what makes a great leader and how do they exert influence within their organisations and the sector at large? Jenna Pudelek reflects on Fundraising Magazine’s Fundraising First Thing debate on leadership.

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