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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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    DialogueDirect | Face-to-Face Fundraising | Direct Marketing

    Four and a half years of fundraising, on the streets of three cities. Four and a half years of conversations, with thousands of people, hundreds of which have signed up for charity donations. Four and a half years of leading teams, and training fundraisers.

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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 ( , 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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Paid Sick Days
Paid Time Off
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    DIALOGUE Direct is an amicable company from all facets. The foundation is held together a multitude of employees and collaborators. This is important because a prosperous company requires team effort and no occusion of any kind. A team that can alloy its resources and skills is certainly a rarity. This is a good company.


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    I applied online. I interviewed at DialogueDirect (Boston, MA) in July 2017.


    Quick phone call after application to set up interview/meeting. Office room was quite small and vibe was very nonchalant. You sit down one and one with the boss who is very zen but piercing you with judgement on whether you'd be right for the job since the minute you walked in.

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