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  1. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Strategic Fundraising (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Scripted calls and easy use.

    Cons

    Mind numbing and can wear you out quickly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It filled me with happiness to know Strategic died"

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    Former Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Fundraising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent hourly pay, most people you worked with. Other than that, there were little spiffs, but most of them were for a dollar or two

    Cons

    Broken promises, a bonus system that never came, 300% workload increase with 20% pay cut, getting yelled at by people you call constantly

    Advice to Management

    Settle out of court and pay your employees like you should

  3. "Political & Non-profit"

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    Former Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Fundraising full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Better pay than most telemarketing. Decent hours. Higher rate of pay on weekends

    Cons

    Favorites get better treatment. If you feel fine with lying to people, have no ethical morals, being told by team leader to do one way then chewed by another team leader in doing it another way. This Company has changed CEO 3 times in 2 years. "Apply with CAUTION"

    Advice to Management

    Your pfr's can over hear your negative gossip. Not good for morale. Being there is no moral due to lack of encouragement from Teamleaders. Keep your fundraisers informed since they are the ones fundraising & making the $.


  4. "Oh this job..."

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    Former Employee - Agent in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Agent in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Fundraising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only good things about this job were the breaks, they were long enough so I could fit two cigarettes in because I sure needed them, and the employees. It was a somewhat social job & I was lucky to make many friends.

    Cons

    The supervisors either have no idea what they're doing, or too busy looking up movies & funny cat videos on their computers to bother helping you for more than five minutes. HR doesn't document sexual harassment or problems you came to her with, you're watched like a hawk constantly, you're pulled into the "guest office" and literally yelled for anyone to hear. Any mistakes in dispositioning your calls & you're written up for Falsification of Records.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers, they pay you to sit on your butt & do nothing all day. Human Resources, start documenting sexual harassment, harassment or anything these people come to you with, unless you want a lawsuit. The state of Wisconsin would love to come after you guys.


  5. "Not what it once was."

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    Current Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Oshkosh, WI
    Current Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Fundraising part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have made friends here. That has become the ONLY good thing.

    Cons

    The bonuses have gone down since Call Assistant bought us. They change your pay to minimum wage for any work task not on the phone. You have to clock out just to use the rest room or get a drink. You mat get called on the carpet by one manager for doing things exactly the way another manager told you to do it. Need I go on? That's just the start.

    Advice to Management

    I won't offer any. They don't listen or care.


  6. "T"

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    Former Employee - PFR in Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - PFR in Eau Claire, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Fundraising full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the co workers were ok...those that weren't trying to smuggle illegal drugs into the restrooms..something else.

    Cons

    There was no trace of integrity. A typical Republican-focused money grabbing operation.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some basic human values


  7. "WORST BOARD & MANAGEMENT TEAM EVERY ASSEMBLED...RUN FAR AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY...FAST!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. The entire management team needs to be replaced immediately. The Board needs to sell the company to someone else that knows how to govern a company.

    Cons

    BUSINESSES - Non Profits, Commercial & Political - DO NOT GIVE YOUR BUSINESS TO THIS COMPANY!
    JOB SEEKERS - Don't even think about working here - RUN SOMEWHERE ELSE, FAST!

    Three reasons why you should not give your business to Strategic Fundraising & Call Assistant: (1) Worst management team starting with the Board, CEO, COO, CFO and CIO. They do have some decent employees that care about their clients. But, the top management has no plan behind anything that they do and everything 'Flies by the seat of your pants'. Very sad. (2) Board is filled with Private Equity investors that have invested in both the companies. Every dollar you give them, one thirds of that is pocketed as profit. Yes, this is a true number and (3) The employee morale is beyond low, which typically leads to sub-par results in many areas & also the company does not take care of the employees across the board - which does not help fix the low morale situation.

    Three reasons why you should not work at Strategic Fundraising & Call Assistant: (1) You will rarely get a pay raise (2) You will work for senior management that does not plan anything & everything they ask you to do is always last minute i.e. if you want heart palpitations, bad health and die early - this will be your place to work, if not preserve your sanity and work somewhere else and (3) There is no growth opportunity because the Board/Private Equity owners do not allow the management team to invest in employees or new positions, hence your role always stagnates.

    You can read all of this and say, this can't be true - well, you'd be wrong. When you work with this company, you'll immediately find out everything here is true and you will completely regret your choice. You have been warned! Take this warning and run fast - somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    How can you be so incompetent and yet be so unaware of your complete incompetence? How can the Board not see this complete incompetence? It is beyond amazing.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Professinal Fundraiser"

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    Current Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Richmond, UT
    Current Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Richmond, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Strategic Fundraising (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding feeling your were part of something trying to make a difference helping raise money for changes in government and raising money for non profit organizations to help kids and help fighting eye diseases as well as the environment.

    Cons

    Tough sales and poorly ran company, not rewarded for great performance. Hard to stay upbeat about work.


  9. "Great training, But hard to get donations"

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    Former Employee - Blended Call Specialist in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - Blended Call Specialist in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule is nice. You get to pick your own.

    Cons

    Calling people who have been called a billion times before asking for money.


  10. "Nice people, terrible company after merger"

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    Former Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Professional Fundraiser in Oshkosh, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Fundraising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good pay if you have no college degree
    - Can earn PTO
    - Decent benefits
    - Lots of breaks
    - Open door policy

    Cons

    - Mentally stressful
    - unfulfilled promises
    - Don't pay for high performance
    - some managers are rude and unhelpful
    - Need to tolerate being screamed at on the phones regularly

    Advice to Management

    Get a bonus program and pay employees for doing better. Stop making excuses.


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