DialogueDirect – Why Work For Us?

DialogueDirect is the industry leader in face-to-face and door-to-door fundraising for exceptional non-profit organizations.

Founded in Austria in 1995, DialogueDirect pioneered a novel fundraising approach: donor recruitment through face-to-face communication with the public, in outdoor metro areas and through door-to-door campaigns. Expanding into the U.S. in 2003, DialogueDirect now operates nine campaigns nationwide and two campaigns in Mexico.

Dialogue Direct is part of Generous Global Giving Network (www.geglogi.net) , a leader in the fundraising industry providing services of superior quality to non-profits across the globe.


As the pioneers of face-to-face fundraising, DialogueDirect's fundraisers provide our charity partners with the following services:

  • Engaging with the public in one-on-one, face-to-face conversation in outdoor and door-to-door settings
  • Representing our charity partners with well-informed, passionate dialogue, to inspire donors to join our cause
  • Interacting with donors to build trust in our charity partner's programs, fielding questions, and conveying the details necessary for an informed donation
  • Collecting long-term, monthly donations through our software program, Waysact, designed to provide a fast and secure donation experience for both donors and clients
  • Providing the above services with a focus on urgency and donor empowerment



One of the oldest charities founded in the United States, Children International has been fighting for basic human rights for impoverished children and their families since 1936. Their programs are wide ranging, providing sponsored children with nutrition, clean water, regular medical care, and most importantly, education. They operate sponsorship programs in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Columbia, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Zambia, India and the Phillipines.

Children International engages with donors through its child sponsorship program. The monthly support sponsors provide for their sponsored children is tremendously valuable to Children International, and so the charity does everything it can to foster a connection between sponsor and child. Through hand written letters, pictures, community center updates, report cards and even Skype calls, donors can witness firsthand the heartwarming impact their donation has on their sponsored child's life. Donors are also offered the opportunity to meet their sponsored child in person at one of Children International's community centers abroad.

DialogueDirect has represented Children International since our U.S. founding in 2003, and we are proud to be a part of their mission to end child poverty worldwide. The opportunity to improve the lives of impoverished children every day inspires our drive to excel in every aspect of our work. Every conversation we have is a chance to transform a childs life for the better, and that's a powerful thing!


Our newest charity partner, Oxfam America is part of a seventeen member coalition to end hunger and poverty worldwide. Oxfam America, in operation in the states since 1970, fundraises for the impoverished worldwide, dedicated to creating lasting solutions for the root causes of poverty.

Oxfam’s approach is about tackling the conditions that cause poverty in the first place, rather than the distribution of material goods. They begin by identifying the conditions that create poverty and find ways to fight those conditions at their source. Their work involves disaster relief and rebuilding, public education and empowerment, and fighting to change laws and practices that keep people trapped in the cycle of poverty.

DialogueDirect is proud to represent Oxfam's extensive and effective programs through our fundraisers, and to bring the opportunity to end poverty worldwide to our donors!

While it is true that DialogueDirect excels in connecting charities and donors, the core of our business is our focus on developing the next generation of fundraising leaders. We strive to bring out the leadership potential in each and every fundraiser we bring into the fold. Developing leaders and opening opportunities for them allows our fundraisers and our company to thrive simultaneously, all while furthering the goals of our charity partners.

Everyone starts from entry level, promotions based on merit

All of our Team Leaders, Campaign Managers, City Coordinators, our CEO and our Founder they all launched their fundraising careers as face-to-face canvassers! As you join us, we will focus on developing your abilities and helping you to meet the challenges of face-to-face fundraising. As your communication skills and confidence grow, if you demonstrate the drive, time management, training aptitude and motivation we need, the opportunities for growth are extensive.

Leadership development and training new fundraisers

Our leaders focus on developing teams first and foremost. Training, motivation and creating positive, empowering team culture are the skills we value the most, and those qualities will ensure your advancement with DialogueDirect. Along with the opportunity to put your stamp on team development by leading morning meetings, setting team goals and injecting your personality into your campaign, as a leader you will also have plenty of extra incentives to strive for, including friendly competitions, extensive travel opportunities domestically and abroad, and in-depth leadership training at our yearly seminars.


DialogueDirect offers many different benefits to non-exempt employees after 90 days and expempt employees from day 1. These benefits include the following:

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Life Insurance
Short Term and Long Term Disability

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DialogueDirect CEO Mike Wakeland
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  • Great people, tough job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA


    Nick is literally the best boss I've ever had, and every employee there is incredibly willing to help you succeed. This is a really great work environment where people work together and help enough be as good as they can possibly be. People here work hard and support one another.


    The job itself sucks. It is incredibly difficult and you really have to be willing to take a lot of rejection. You also really have to have the right personality to be able to do the job well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it. The management is passionate, and while not every team leader is the most effective in training, they all do their best.

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    very quick, interviewer was very talkative and asked good questions. Does not believe in asking you what your flaws are, has no hesitation in discussing salary. job is interesting for a recent grad or someone looking to make a difference.

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    We're now hiring Campaign Administrators in Seattle, New York and Chicago. Want to join a dynamic, motivated team and help us to grow? Get in touch and let's make a fit!


Additional Info

Website www.dialoguedirect.us
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Private
Industry Non-Profit

Dialogue Direct is a fundraising agency dedicated to delivering fundraising and marketing solutions to non-profit organizations. Founded in 1995, the Austrian company, Dialogue Direct pioneered a unique approach to fundraising: donor recruitment through face-to-face communication. Consulting with various non-profit organizations across the globe, this cost-effective and highly ... More

Mission: DialogueDirect empowers people and provides an opportunity to become extraordinary individuals that become strong, resilient leaders. Our focus is to encourage personal and professional development of an elite skill set that benefits our team members for a lifetime.

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