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Fundraisers

Also called: Contract Grant Writer, Development Officer, Fundraising Consultant, Philanthropy Officer

What they do:
Organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for an organization. May design and produce promotional materials. May also raise awareness of the organization's work, goals, and financial needs.
On the job, you would:
  • Identify and build relationships with potential donors.
  • Secure commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors.
  • Write and send letters of thanks to donors.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Communications
  • multimedia
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • bringing people together to solve differences
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • come up with lots of ideas
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Attention to Detail

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology
  • Structured query language SQL Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

Get started on your career:

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$59,610
$34,320
$103,320
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