I’ve written about this before.
For contacts beyond your organization, I believe titles are important to the outside world. They provide status and help open doors.
I’ve just recorded three I prefer to the most often used: Director of Planned Gifts.
- Charitable Gift Planner
- Charitable Gift Counselor
- Director of Donor Services
And I’m still a champion of Vice President for Philanthropy-— instead of Vice President for Development (or Advancement).
No nasty notes, please. But e-mail me with your thoughts and any suggestions you might have for titles.