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El Segundo, CA
51 to 200 employees
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Nonprofit Organization
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$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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Gordon and Schwenkmeyer Reviews

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    Current Employee - Professional Fundraiser (Glorified Telemarketer) in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Professional Fundraiser (Glorified Telemarketer) in Sacramento, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gordon and Schwenkmeyer full-time

    Pros

    Working with really laid-back people and being able to raise money for multiple democratic organizations and political candidates. Here at the Sacramento office the supervisors are very committed to the causes and will work with you as long as you put in effort. After training period, you receive 12 an hour.

    Cons

    One needs thick skin to be successful at this organization. You are required to ask every potential donor multiple times for a donation- basically hoping they don't hang-up on you as you get through you spiel. Rinse and repeat this dozens of times an hour, 8 hours a day. One must look past all manner of excuses from "Retired/ No income" to "Take me off the list" and still try to get at least one 'Dollar Ask'- some people have worked there for years and are quite adept at powering through. They also have a huge turn-over rate.
    If you are under-performing, they ask you to leave early- which for someone who needs a full-time position in undesirable.
    Someone I worked with made about 3-4 hundred by half-day and was still required to leave an hour and a half early.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with potential employees about the nature of the job- primarily the necessity of "3 dollar asks, every call- every time" and the criteria that allows one to be sent home early- it would save time on behalf of both parties.

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    Political Fundraiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Gordon and Schwenkmeyer (Sacramento, CA).

    Interview

    Very casual interview, supervisors are very welcoming and relaxed, which betrays their more stressed demeanors' whilst working. My Attire was semi-formal. You fill out an application on-site after receiving an invitation and so long as your background doesn't include any crimes money related- your cleared for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you keep up with current events; how many senators per state; do you have a problem asking retired people for money; can you give a general breakdown of political affinity across the country   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable

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