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You might hire a fundraiser to:

  • Plan and oversee fundraising campaigns and events to raise funds and awareness

  • Identify and contact individuals and corporations that might be interested in giving a one-off, planned, or recurring gift

  • Craft compelling fundraising messaging that conveys your organization’s mission and work
  • Use online fundraising platforms to generate more donations

  • Maintain accurate records of donor information to facilitate donor engagement efforts

  • Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers, ensuring they follow the correct procedures when supporting fundraising initiatives and events

  • Ensure campaign finance laws are followed and legal reporting requirements are met


Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Fundraising, marketing, or sales experience
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in communications, business, public relations, or related field
Strong research, communication, and relationship-building skills
Certification, diploma, or similar qualification in fundraising
Ability to manage volunteers and other team members
Experience in writing grant proposals, press releases, and fundraising letters
Proven track record of organizing fundraising events, managing a budget, and balancing priorities
Confidence in public speaking