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DialogueDirect Overview

Headquarters New York, NY
Size 51 to 200 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 ... 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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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!

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

Time Away

Paid Sick Days
Paid Time Off
Leave of Absence

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    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Boston, MA
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    Awesome crew of people to work with, great tips from trainers to develop your communication skills and not a desk job!


    The pay only becomes ingesting if you invest yourself 200% whether it's raining or sunny.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at DialogueDirect (New York, NY) in September 2015.


    The interview is quite informational and will tell you what the daily work would be like at DialogueDirect. Interviewees will ask you questions about your strengths and weakness, and your understanding about the work.

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