Fundraisers
SOC: 13-1131.00

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
73,400 employed

Projected (2024):
80,300 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Annual Giving Officer
  • Campaign Fundraiser
  • Capital Campaign Fundraiser
  • Chief Fundraising Officer
  • Community Fundraiser
  • Development Associate
  • Development Director
  • Development Officer
  • Direct Response Consultant
  • Director of Capital Giving
  • Director of Development
  • Director of Fundraising
  • Director of Institutional Giving
  • Donor Relations Officer
  • Donor Specialist
  • Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
  • Executive Director of Development, Gift Planning
  • Fundraiser
  • Fundraising Consultant
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Fundraising Officer
  • Fundraising Sale Representative
  • Fundraising Specialist
  • Major Donor Coordinator
  • Major Gifts Officer
  • Nonprofit Fundraiser
  • Planned Giving Officer
  • Principal Gifts Officer
  • Special Events Fundraiser
  • Telemarketing Fundraiser
  • Vice President for Philanthropy
  • Vice President of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
  • Vice President, Marketing & Development


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships.
  • Contact corporate representatives, government officials, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs.
  • Create or update donor databases.
  • Design or produce materials such as posters, Web sites, or newsletters to promote, market, or advertise fundraising events.
  • Develop corporate fundraising programs, such as employer gift-matching.
  • Develop fundraising activity plans that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs.
  • Develop or implement fundraising activities, such as annual giving campaigns or direct mail programs.
  • Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions.
  • Direct or coordinate web-based fundraising activities, such as online auctions or donation Web sites.
  • Direct or supervise fundraising staff, including volunteer staff members.
  • Establish fundraising or participation goals for special events or specified time periods.
  • Explain the tax advantages of contributions to potential donors.
  • Identify and build relationships with potential donors.
  • Monitor budgets, expense reports, or other financial data for fundraising organizations.
  • Monitor progress of fundraising drives.
  • Plan and direct special events for fundraising, such as silent auctions, dances, golf events, or walks.
  • Recruit sponsors, participants, or volunteers for fundraising events.
  • Secure commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors.
  • Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business, or government donors.
  • Write speeches, press releases, or other promotional materials to increase awareness of the causes, missions, or goals of organizations seeking funds.
  • Compile or develop materials to submit to granting or other funding organizations.
  • Conduct research to identify the goals, net worth, history of charitable donations, or other data related to potential donors, potential investors, or general donor markets.
  • Coordinate transportation or delivery of materials, supplies, or donations for fundraising events.
  • Develop and maintain media contact lists.
  • Prepare materials for charitable events, such as fundraising envelopes, bid sheets, or gift bags.
  • Secure speakers for charitable events, community meetings, or conferences to increase awareness of charitable, nonprofit, or political causes.
  • Write and send letters of thanks to donors.
  • Write reports or prepare presentations to communicate fundraising program data.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer laser printers
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Passenger cars
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Tablet computers
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker
  • AudienceView Ticketing
  • Blackbaud eTapestry
  • Blackbaud Luminate CRM
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • Constant Contact software
  • Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite
  • Email software
  • Facebook
  • FileMaker Pro software
  • Foundatino Directory Online (FDO)
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Word
  • SAP BusinessObjects Crystal Reports
  • SofterWare DonorPerfect
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Tessitura Network Tessitura Software
  • TheaterMania OvationTix
  • Twitter
  • WealthEngine Findwealth
  • Web browser software


  • business and financial operations


    industry stats

    SOC: 13-0000

    Total Employed: 7,032,560

    Average Annual Salary: $73,800