Fundraiser. Development Officer. Bagman. No matter how you view the profession of hitting up donor targets for a campaign or cause, sincerity isn’t the first virtue associated with the job. For most outside observers, development is at best a sincere transaction.

But Charles Mitchell sees his work and personal mission quite differently. He doesn’t connect his success as the Chief Financial Officer of a leading state-based think-tank, Commonwealth Foundation, as the result of artful manipulation and rehearsed techniques.

Charles graciously dropped by 23 North Front Street to deliver a refreshing version of fundraising success.