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Real-Life Fundraiser Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Fundraiser field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33900Fundraising CoachFemale48 $34,500Puyallup, NY01/01/2010
33806Director Of Annual Giving And Government RelationsFemale31 $50,000Parma Heights, OH01/01/2010
33171Manager Of The Garden Patrons ProgramFemale24 $49,000Long Island City, NY01/01/2010

Overview

Like your parents always said, money doesn?t grow on trees. This is why so many industries and companies rely on fundraising professionals to help them raise the money for specific initiatives. Fundraisers can be especially crucial for non-profit organizations and educational institutions, which often depend on the support from donors to remain in existence and fulfill their missions.

So, what exactly do fundraisers do? A common task of fundraisers is to identify and reach out to potential donors, as well as remain in contact with current donors. Whether these donors are individuals or businesses, a personal relationship and consistent communication can significantly impact the amount of funds that are raised. Additionally, fundraisers often come up with different event ideas to raise money for a specific cause. From silent auctions to fancy galas, golf tournaments to raffle ticket sales, the purpose remains the same.

Fundraisers wear many different hats in their line of work. They have to be organized, creative, great communicators, and good with numbers. Is fundraising a career that peaks your interest? Would you like to learn more about what these professionals do on a regular basis? Then check out the career profiles below. We have interviewed fundraising professionals to get the inside scoop and find out what it is truly like to work in this field.


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