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You might hire a controller to:

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

  • Identify and contact individuals and corporations who 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
Degree in a related field, such as public relations or communications
Strong research, communication, and relationship-building skills
Relevant professional certificates, such as a Diploma in Fundraising
Ability to manage volunteers and other team members
Experience writing grant proposals, press releases, or fundraising letter
Proven track record of organizing fundraising events, managing a budget, and balancing priorities
Confidence with public speaking and delivering presentations