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"Challenging but Rewarding Work at a Difficult Organization"

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Current Employee - Fundraiser
Current Employee - Fundraiser
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Public Outreach Fundraising full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Generally supportive environment
- Consultancy works for some of the leading NGOs and charities in the world
- Informal atmosphere
- Good opportunities to travel around the country and rapid advancement for top performers
- Evaluation techniques are very objective and evaluation process is transparent
- The initial training is great
- The organization lives by its values of being "honest, respectful and effective" -- if you ever wanted to try being a canvasser, this is the place to do it.
- In many ways working for PO is a lifestyle, not just a job

Cons

- If you are struggling at the beginning as a fundraiser, you will be gone very quickly (be aware of this if you are leaving a current job to work for PO)
- You are evaluated by the day and in many cases hour; this can create a great deal of pressure for some types of people
- Management can be dogmatic at times in applying its methods and has an anti-intellectual streak (it's best not to ask 'why')
- Not a particularity innovative organization
- Organization relies on the good intentions of its fundraisers and their passion for client causes a bit too much when making controversial decisions
- Continuing education and advanced training is weak and most that is offered is a waste of time
- In many ways working for PO is a lifestyle, not just a job

Advice to Management

PO has enjoyed great successes, but to continue to be successful, new methods need to be looked into. Can we become smarter fundraisers and do our job better?

Other Employee Reviews for Public Outreach Fundraising

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Public Outreach has a collegial culture, flexible working hours, good staff development processes. Like a university!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ~~~ in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - ~~~ in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Outreach Fundraising full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Astonishingly supportive company with a great culture of allowing innovation by employees. Many leadership opportunities. Benefits plan after relatively short wait. Travel opportunities. Bursaries.

    Cons

    Public Outreach does not pay high salaries, and their termination process needs fixing. Can be hard for some to maintain the required level of performance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work if you Love Charity!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Outreach Fundraising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -room to grow with the company (I was moved into a new role within 3 months of employment)
    -great culture (very friendly and supportive staff in all departments and offices)
    -representing influential charities and learning more about them
    -meeting new people while fundraising
    -working outside, especially in the summer
    -fun activities for staff (sports, movies, etc)

    Cons

    -working in the heat sometimes


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