Directors of Fund-Raising

Director of Fund-Raising Leads Brainstorming Session

Directors of fund-raising direct, develop, and execute fund-raising efforts for an organization. They develop strategies for obtaining financial support from individuals and businesses. They coordinate campaigns that bring in donations for their organization. Directors of fund-raising cultivate corporate sponsorships and write and apply for grants.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Directors of Fund-Raising and Development, Development Directors, Fund-Raising Directors, Directors of Planned Giving, Directors of Philanthropy, Fund-Raising Manager
Duties Directing, fund-raising efforts; developing strategies for obtaining financial support from individuals and businesses; writing and applying for grants; developing and executing fund-raising events
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Jobs can be found in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Speech
Experience Internship; one to five years experience
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Social
  • Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Executive Director or Fund-Raising Consultant
  • Director of Fund-Raising
  • Assistant Director of Fund-Raising
  • Fund-Raising Coordinator
  • Grant Writer

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