How do you behave as a leader? What is your preferred management style and how does this contribute to your success?

Your thoughts are needed!

The folks at the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy together with Marc Pitman (CEO of The Concord Leadership Group), Bloomerang, Boardable, and DonorSearch are conducting a brand new study of nonprofit leadership.

We urgently need your help.

We want to study the relationship between the leadership styles favored by leaders in our sector and the extent to which each style may be related to a number of desirable outcomes, such as a thriving culture of philanthropy.

If you’re in a leadership role (Director of Development, CEO, COO, Team Leader, etc) can you spare 14 minutes (yes, they’ve timed it) to complete their survey? They would be eternally grateful and as a special thank-you you would receive a personal copy of the results immediately they become available.

Obviously the whole project is confidential. Only the aggregate results would be reported and if you wish you can withdraw from the study at any time.

You can complete the survey here:

Literally every response they receive will improve the accuracy and impact of the results.

Thank you for your help!

Adrian Sargeant

Adrian Sargeant

Chief Scientist at Bloomerang
Dr. Adrian Sargeant is one of the world's foremost authorities in the domain of nonprofit marketing and fundraising. He was most recently Professor of Fundraising and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. He is also Adjunct Professor of Fundraising at Indiana University where he was formerly the first Hartsook Chair in fundraising. He also holds visiting positions at Avila University in Kansas City and the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies in Brisbane, Australia. His work on donor retention and loyalty has been funded by the Economics and Social Research Council, the Aspen Foundation, Indiana University, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Institute of Fundraising.