Fundraising Managers

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Plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

Sample of reported job titles: Account Supervisor, Annual Giving Director, Development Director

Occupation-Specific Information

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  • Assign, supervise, and review the activities of fundraising staff.
  • Compile or develop materials to submit to granting or other funding organizations.
  • Conduct research to identify the goals, net worth, charitable donation history, or other data related to potential donors, potential investors, or general donor markets.
  • Contact corporate representatives, government officials, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs.
  • Design and edit promotional publications, such as brochures.
  • Develop fundraising activity plans that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs.
  • Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions.
  • Direct activities of external agencies, establishments, or departments that develop and implement fundraising strategies and programs.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, government officials, and media representatives and use these relationships to develop new fundraising opportunities.
  • Establish goals for soliciting funds, develop policies for collection and safeguarding of contributions, and coordinate disbursement of funds.
  • Evaluate advertising and promotion programs for compatibility with fundraising efforts.
  • Formulate policies and procedures related to fundraising programs.
  • Manage fundraising budgets.
  • Plan and direct special events for fundraising, such as silent auctions, dances, golf events, or walks.
  • Produce films and other video products, regulate their distribution, and operate film library.
  • Write interesting and effective press releases, prepare information for media kits, and develop and maintain company internet or intranet Web pages.

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  • Accounting software — Fund accounting software
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software — MicroStrategy
  • Cloud-based data access and sharing software — Google Drive; Microsoft SharePoint Hot technology ; Slack Hot technology
  • Customer relationship management CRM software — Blackbaud eTapestry; Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge In Demand ; Oracle Eloqua; Salesforce software In-Demand Hot technology ; 1 more
  • Data base management system software — Teradata Database Hot technology
  • Data base user interface and query software — Airtable; FileMaker Pro; Microsoft Access Hot technology ; Yardi software Hot technology
  • Data mining software — Google Analytics Hot technology
  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Distiller; Adobe InDesign Hot technology ; Microsoft Publisher; QuarkXPress; 1 more
  • Document management software — Adobe Acrobat Hot technology
  • Electronic mail software — Google Gmail; IBM Notes; MicroFocus GroupWise; Microsoft Outlook In-Demand Hot technology
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Microsoft Dynamics Hot technology ; Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Creative Cloud software Hot technology ; Adobe Illustrator Hot technology ; Adobe Photoshop Hot technology ; SmugMug Flickr
  • Human resources software — Human resource management software HRMS
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software
  • Office suite software — Corel WordPerfect Office Suite; Microsoft Office software In-Demand Hot technology
  • Presentation software — Mentimeter; Microsoft PowerPoint In-Demand Hot technology
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project Hot technology ; zkipster
  • Sales and marketing software — Google Ads; HubSpot software Hot technology ; Marketo Marketing Automation Hot technology ; MightyScout
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel In-Demand Hot technology
  • Video creation and editing software — Adobe After Effects Hot technology ; Flipgrid; WeVideo; YouTube; 3 more
  • Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Dreamweaver; Facebook Hot technology ; LinkedIn Hot technology ; Social media sites
  • Web platform development software — Drupal Hot technology ; Hypertext markup language HTML Hot technology
  • Word processing software — Google Docs Hot technology ; Microsoft Word In-Demand Hot technology
Hot technology
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In demand
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Occupational Requirements

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Experience Requirements

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Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples
Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include real estate brokers, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, conservation scientists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range
(7.0 to < 8.0)

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Training & Credentials

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Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Worker Characteristics

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Occupational InterestInterest
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Enterprising — Work involves managing, negotiating, marketing, or selling, typically in a business setting, or leading or advising people in political and legal situations. Enterprising occupations are often associated with business initiatives, sales, marketing/advertising, finance, management/administration, professional advising, public speaking, politics, or law.
62
 
Conventional — Work involves following procedures and regulations to organize information or data, typically in a business setting. Conventional occupations are often associated with office work, accounting, mathematics/statistics, information technology, finance, or human resources.
46
 
Social — Work involves helping, teaching, advising, assisting, or providing service to others. Social occupations are often associated with social, health care, personal service, teaching/education, or religious activities.
28
 
Artistic — Work involves creating original visual artwork, performances, written works, food, or music for a variety of media, or applying artistic principles to the design of various objects and materials. Artistic occupations are often associated with visual arts, applied arts and design, performing arts, music, creative writing, media, or culinary art.
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Investigative — Work involves studying and researching non-living objects, living organisms, disease or other forms of impairment, or human behavior. Investigative occupations are often associated with physical, life, medical, or social sciences, and can be found in the fields of humanities, mathematics/statistics, information technology, or health care service.
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Realistic — Work involves designing, building, or repairing of equipment, materials, or structures, engaging in physical activity, or working outdoors. Realistic occupations are often associated with engineering, mechanics and electronics, construction, woodworking, transportation, machine operation, agriculture, animal services, physical or manual labor, athletics, or protective services.

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Workforce Characteristics

Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2022)
$51.63 hourly, $107,390 annual
State wages
Local wages
Employment (2022)
33,700 employees
Projected growth (2022-2032)
Faster than average (5% to 8%)
Projected job openings (2022-2032)
2,500
State trends
Top industries (2022)
Other Services (Except Public Administration) (36% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022 wage data external site and 2022-2032 employment projections external site. “Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2022-2032). “Projected job openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Job Openings on the Web

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