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

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