A fundraiser will raise money for an organization or cause by organizing campaigns and events. They oversee and plan these campaigns and increase awareness for an organization’s cause. Fundraisers typically work for nonprofit organizations with causes that range from education, health care research, social services, and political campaigns.
A fundraiser should have strong communication and organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and exhibit leadership qualities.
Fundraisers identify and research prospective donors and contact them to raise money for an organization. They create an appealing, strong message for fundraising and use online platforms like crowdsourcing to raise donations. Fundraisers ensure a campaign is properly organized to raise money and maintain records of all donor information for future reference.
A fundraiser also determines the success of past fundraising events and ensures that any legal requirements required during an event or campaign are met. At that event, they might also train volunteers that are helping out.
Fundraisers require a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, english, business, or journalism, but degrees in other subjects may also be acceptable. Employers also look for strong communication skills.