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What’s Your Nonprofit Job Title—Chief Excrement Officer?

I recently facilitated a major gift workshop for professionals from animal nonprofits. You know, animal shelters and rescue organizations. Many didn’t have development professionals on staff. For the most part, the Executive Director was responsible for “doing it all.”

Not only was the Executive Director the chief, cook, and bottle washer, but also claimed to have titles such as:

  • Chief Cuddler (love this one)

  • Director of doing what no one else will do (another awesome title)

  • Chief Excrement Officer (probably my favorite)

It got me to thinking ... can more descriptive, interesting, and friendlier job titles help us in our nonprofit work?