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Should fundraisers be paid a fixed fee or a percentage of the money raised?

There is no lack of heated debate on the topic of compensation for fundraising consultants. The code of ethics for three professional associations state that percentage based compensation is unethical, but it continues to occur.

The Foundation Center cannot recommend what is best for your situation. However, the resources below represent both sides of this issue, so that you can decide for yourself. 

See also our related Knowledge Base articles:

- Where can I learn more about hiring a consultant?
- How do I find a consultant for my nonprofit?

More articles about nonprofit consulting»

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