Professional Fundraisers’ Perspectives About Dementia

person holding photo slide to the light showing image of older couple in the 1960sProfessional fundraisers frequently work with individuals over the age of 65. These individuals experience higher rates of dementia than younger people, which can create a variety of concerns for professional fundraisers.

We are examining whether professional fundraisers (also called development officers) have an interest in or need for information about recognizing dementia and/or stewarding relationships with past donors who may have dementia.

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Jolene Hyppa Martin, PhD, CCC-SLP
Bridget Leukuma, BS
Cheyenne Olson
University of Minnesota Duluth

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