Participants in Susan G. Komen's Race for a Cure

Fund-raisers develop and coordinate the plans by which charity organizations gain financial contributions, generate publicity, and fulfill fiscal objectives. Fund-raisers are employed by a variety of nonprofit organizations, including those in the arts, social service, health care, and educational fields, as well as by private consulting firms around the country.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Solicitors
Duties Help charities raise money, generate publicity, and fulfill fiscal objectives
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Speech
Experience Internship, co-op, or volunteer experience
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Consultant, or Development Director, or Outreach Coordinator
  • Experienced Fund-Raiser
  • Entry-Level Fund-Raiser