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Muscular Dystrophy Association Fundraising Coordinator Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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Fundraising Coordinator Interview

Fundraising Coordinator
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Interview Details – The interview process was lengthy. Definitely a behavioral interview, lots of situational questions. They allowed me to ask a lot of questions but at the end of the day I felt like they were not up front with me from the beginning about pay and time requirements. I referenced the many reviews I read on glassdoor about the organization and position which I quickly learned turned the tone of the interview...

Interview Question – Many behavioral questions... tell me about a time when you _____   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Fundraising Coordinator Interview

Fundraising Coordinator
Raleigh, NC

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Muscular Dystrophy Association in December 2011.

Interview Details – I traveled several hours for 4 interviews over a period of several weeks totaling more than 6 hours of interview time. I was asked to give a presentation with visuals at both my 3rd and 4th interviews. It was the most lengthy yet generic interview process I have ever been through.

Interview Question – Nothing was difficult or unexpected because they have been using the same interview questions for so long, they can be found with a simple google search as they have been posted by several previous interviewees.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Simple as they made one offer and were unwilling to negotiate.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Fundraising Coordinator Interview

Fundraising Coordinator

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Interview Details – MDA does a behavioral intervew. They want examples of how you made an office run more smoothly, or how you put a plan in place to grow a particular event. Must know Word and Excel pretty well.

Interview Question – Tell us what you know about our organization (specific info)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Phone call with offer and start date requested


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Fundraising Coordinator Interview

Fundraising Coordinator
Boynton Beach, FL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Muscular Dystrophy Association in October 2010.

Interview Details – Two interviews. One with the Divisional Director and one with the Director of the office and the National Programs Director. The second interview occurred on the Tuesday following the initial interview, which was on Friday. All interviews were at their offices in Boynton Beach, FL. Interviews were generally about 1 hour in length. Typical interview questions were asked.

Interview Question – Lots of questions about your experience in a fast-paced environment. They also asked about how I was able to take my goals and make them a reality.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fundraising Coordinator Interview

Fundraising Coordinator
Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Muscular Dystrophy Association in January 2014.

Interview Details – I felt very comfortable interviewing with MDA. I was initially contacted by a Divisional Director and completed a phone screen. I was then called in for an in person interview with a few different managers. Following this interview I received a few follow up questions and was offered the position. Start to finish the process went pretty smoothly.

Interview Question – I had to prepare an elevator pitch to sell MDA - I gave it my best effort and it clearly paid off.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate as they offered me a salary at the higher end of the range that we discussed. It was clear that they valued me as a potential employee.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Fundraising Coordinator Interview

Fundraising Coordinator

I applied online and interviewed at Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Interview Details – After I applied online I was contacted by a member of HR for a phone screen. It took about 15 minutes.Very general questions. What did you like best/least in your previous position. Tell me about your fundraising/marketing experience. Are you comfortable speaking in front of groups?


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Fundraising Coordinator Interview

Fundraising Coordinator

Interviewed at Muscular Dystrophy Association

Interview Details – The interview process was ok I guess. I'm kind of good at interviews though. The ED was dressed extremely unprofessional and very vague regarding the job. I have had better interviewers, but over all it was pretty simple.

Interview Question – I cant think of one. it was pretty simple and straight forward. Not a complicated process at all   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Fundraising Coordinator Interview

Fundraising Coordinator
Reston, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Interview Details – Very long slow process. Though they had originally said they needed to fill the spot right away, they took a long time to get back to me during each step of the process. It was also a three step process involving a preliminary interview with the office director. Then another interview with the office director and regional director, and then another interview with both of them and their senior boss. The first interview involved the director speaking most of the time. The second interview was about 1 1/2 hours. The process seemed dragged out considering they didn't have someone in that position and really needed to fill it. Doesn't seem organized in that way to me. I don't think they really had their act together in terms of being organized for this, which makes me nervous about their organizational skills in their jobs.

Interview Question – Please put together a presentation addressing why we should hire you.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I didn't feel that it was a good fit for me


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Fundraising Coordinator Interview

Fundraising Coordinator

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Interview Details – The interview and hiring process was like training for the Boston Marathon. There are 5 stages to getting hired. First you have to pass a pre-screening phone test, then a 1hr+ phone interview and then once that is done you are brought in for a 2 1/2 hour interview.

Interview Question – They want you to do a sales pitch on their Shamrock mobiles without telling you what comes in the kit.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I wasn't able to negotiate. If you are able to negotiate for the most money because this company will suck the life out of you.


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No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Fundraising Coordinator Interview

Fundraising Coordinator

I applied online and interviewed at Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Interview Details – First was and unannounced phone interview, then an in person interview with the Divisional Director and Executive Director.

Interview Question – Give an example of how you set goals and how you achieve them   Answer Question

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