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New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
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Dialogue Direct is a fundraising agency dedicated to delivering fundraising and marketing solutions to non-profit organizations. Founded in Austria in 1995, Dialogue Direct pioneered a unique approach to fundraising: donor recruitment through face-to-face communication. This ... Read more

Mission: DialogueDirect develops its candidates into fundraisers with exceptional communication skills, and helps them grow into strong, resilient leaders. Our focus is to encourage personal and professional growth in every member of our team, and foster the development of an elite skill ... Read more

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  • “It’s a dream come true for me to work for a company I love in New York City. I moved here two years ago and most of my New York journey has been with DialogueDirect. I experienced moving out on my own for the first time so it feels like I grew into adulthood here. I was a really shy person when I started so it really helped me to be able to show myself to other people and be more open. I’ve gotten the chance to learn how to express my ideas and learn about other people." - Lance

    —7 days ago
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    DialogueDirect is the premier face-to-face fundraising organization for charities in North America.

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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



Save the Children works in communities in the United States and around the world, making sure children are healthy, nourished, protected and learning. Through our groundbreaking work in child survival, early education and protection, we provide children and their families with a strong foundation for the future.

People, plants and animals around the world depend on healthy lands and waters for survival. That makes protecting natural places in our backyard and across the globe our common cause. The Nature Conservancy plays a vital role. We use science to solve complex conservation challenges. We build collaborative partnerships to implement innovative solutions. We work with local communities to achieve lasting, measurable results. Our goal is to ensure the health and survival of the natural world that sustains us all

ChildFund exists to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.

Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country.

The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Everyone starts 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 grow 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, and aptitude for training that we need, we will give you the resources you need to build a great team.

Leadership development and training new fundraisers

Our leaders focus on team building, first and foremost. Training, motivating and empowering your trainees will ensure your advancement with DialogueDirect. You will have the opportunity to put your stamp on team development by leading morning meetings, setting team goals and pushing your trainees to exceed expecatations. Our leaders build these skills daily, and during our bi-yearly leadership seminars in our Chicago, San Francisco, and New York City offices.


DialogueDirect offers many different benefits to employees after a 90 day probationary period. These benefits include the following:

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Life Insurance
Short Term and Long Term Disability

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    "Great opportunity and learning experience."

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    I've learned more about communication and marketing at this job than i have in earning a bachelors degree.

    Team/Family oriented culture where you genuinely feel like everyone wants you to succeed

    The people that work at DialogueDirect are incredible, an opportunity to make life long friends

    If you have a student mentality, work hard and focus, you will be successful

    You actually feel like you're making a difference in the world.

    Work Trips are the best and so much fun!


    This is a face-to-face canvassing job where you will be standing for 8 hours a day asking people for sustainable donations under any weather condition.

    It's amazing how terrible some people on the street are

    Advice to Management

    This job at times is mentally and emotionally draining. A few people i know have gotten verbally/physically assaulted by the public and not much compassion was shown from upper management. You tell these kids that "it's a mindset" but it comes off more like "repress it". And some of the stuff that we have dealt with is not okay to just tune out. I understand its a job, be these are also the people that make you money.

    Stop advertising this job as "brand ambassador" or "Marketing Specialist"

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    Entry Level Fundraising Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at DialogueDirect (New York, NY) in November 2017.


    Applied online, they reached out to set up a time to call me. Called me 10 minutes late. Had second interview with them, blocked out an ample amount of time in my schedule for that day, and they called me late again, this time 15 minutes past the scheduled interview time. Read other reviews on Glassdoor about this org., was turned off because of this behavior.

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