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

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

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