Fundraising staffing a matter of need

How many development employees does it take to staff a nonprofit effectively? The answer: Most nonprofits aren’t sure.

“There is no comprehensive data set on the size of the organization and development staff, and that is for a very good reason — organizations and development needs vary widely depending on the circumstances,” said Kyle Caldwell, executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, in an email.