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Summary Report for:
11-2033.00 - Fundraising Managers

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

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

Tasks  |  Technology Skills  |  Tools Used  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Job Zone  |  Credentials  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

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

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Technology Skills

  • Accounting software — Fund accounting software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software — MicroStrategy Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Cloud-based data access and sharing software — Google Drive Hot technology ; Microsoft SharePoint Hot technology ; Slack See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Customer relationship management CRM software — Blackbaud eTapestry; Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge; Oracle Eloqua; Salesforce software Hot technology (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base management system software — Teradata Database Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Airtable; Data entry software; Microsoft Access Hot technology ; Yardi software Hot technology (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data mining software — Google Analytics Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Desktop publishing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Distiller; Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign Hot technology ; Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker; Microsoft Publisher (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Google Gmail; IBM Notes Hot technology ; MicroFocus GroupWise See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — Microsoft Dynamics Hot technology ; Oracle PeopleSoft Financials See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud Hot technology ; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator Hot technology ; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop Hot technology ; SmugMug Flickr Hot technology (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Human resources software — Human resource management software HRMS See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Corel WordPerfect Office Suite; Microsoft Office Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Mentimeter; Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project Hot technology ; zkipster See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Sales and marketing software — Google AdWords Hot technology ; HubSpot software Hot technology ; Instagram PeopleMap; Marketo Marketing Automation Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Video creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe After Effects Hot technology ; Flipgrid; WeVideo; YouTube Hot technology (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web page creation and editing software — Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver; Facebook Hot technology ; LinkedIn Hot technology ; Social media sites Hot technology (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Web platform development software — Drupal Hot technology ; Hypertext markup language HTML Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Google Docs Hot technology ; Microsoft Word Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Tools Used

  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners — Computer scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Develop organizational policies or programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop business or market strategies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop financial or business plans. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop library or archival databases. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop organizational goals or objectives. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop promotional materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct financial operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Edit documents. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate employee performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Examine financial records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inform the public about policies, services or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage organizational or project budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate still or video cameras or related equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organize special events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare proposal documents. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Present information to the public. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise employees. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Job Zone

Title 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, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Credentials

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Public Relations and Fundraising Managers.
Employment data for Public Relations and Fundraising Managers.
Industry data for Public Relations and Fundraising Managers.

Median wages (2020) $56.94 hourly, $118,430 annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2020) 89,000 employees
Projected growth (2020-2030) Faster than average (10% to 15%) Faster than average (10% to 15%)
Projected job openings (2020-2030) 8,900
State trends
 
Top industries (2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data external site and 2020-2030 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Job Openings on the Web

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