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Development Director - Baton Rouge, LA

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Baton Rouge, LA

include: recruit and cultivate leadership volunteers, sponsors and event participants, build and manage volunteer core, provide strategic direction… Glassdoor

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Robert J. Beall
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    Great organization, if a bit bare bones at times.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation full-time (more than 5 years)


    The mission, the staff, and the CF community. It's easy to feel inspired at work when you're surrounded by people who have bought into the cause so significantly. Likewise, the families and patients are extremely supportive and appreciative of the Foundation. Internally, most departments seem to do what they can to make working there a good experience. Most people generally like their coworkers and their job and you don't have to work for the organization for too long before you start to feel like you're seeing the benefit of the work you're doing with the patients. The organizational leadership is also very good at keeping staff in the loop about new developments and helping everyone to understand where they fit into the bigger picture so that no one feels like their department or job isn't valuable.


    Typical for a non-profit, you will be paid under-market. The company prides itself on how little overhead it has, putting the vast majority of its dollars into research. The downside is that it also can feel like penny-pinching over small things. The corporate culture of the organization is also ironically very outdated. Everything is structured to run like a 1960s era bank with ultimate leadership coming from the executives and little room for influence the further down the line you go. Also, although I didn't experience this, many of colleagues had significant problems advancing. Many people stayed at the same position without any advancement for years even when they were taking on greater responsibilities and turning in good work. Lots of people told me when they left it was more because they didn't see a pathway going forward in their career than for something like more money at another place.

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    While morale is generally good because people believe in the work that they do, people also burn out very easily. The company could make a lot of headway with retaining talent by providing a few more perks to employees. Things like more flexible work-time and casual fridays go a long way. The attitude of the organization can be very stuffy; lightening things up a bit will help retention. Additionally, give serious thought to putting together transparent and clear benchmarks for employee advancement so that everyone knows what milestones they need to be able to reach in order to keep moving forward with their careers.

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