2017 Fundraisers
Median Pay: US$52,970
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Fundraisers organize events and campaigns to raise money and other donations for an organization. They may design promotional materials and increase awareness of an organization's work, goals, and financial needs.

Fundraisers typically do the following:

  • Research prospective donors
  • Create a strong fundraising message that appeals to potential donors
  • Identify and contact potential donors
  • Use online platforms, such as crowdsourcing, to raise donations
  • Organize a campaign or event to solicit donations
  • Maintain records of donor information
  • Evaluate the success of previous fundraising events
  • Train volunteers in fundraising procedures and practices
  • Ensure that all legal reporting requirements are satisfied

Fundraisers plan and oversee campaigns and events to raise money and other kinds of donations for an organization. They ensure that campaigns are effective by researching potential donors ahead of time and examining records of those who have given in the past. Many of the organizations that employ fundraisers rely heavily on donations to run their operations.

Many states require "charitable soliciting organizations" to register with a state agency. The National Association of State Charity Officials provides advice to charities, as well as links to each state's charity office. Professional fundraisers who work as private consultants need to register with the state in which they do business. Fundraisers who work for an organization that engages in fundraising activity will not have to register individually as long as their organization is already registered.

Fundraisers who work for political campaigns must be knowledgeable about campaign finance laws, such as the contribution limits of an individual giving to a specific candidate. More information on federal campaign finance laws can be found at the Federal Election Commission. State laws can be found at the National Conference of State Legislatures.

The following are examples of types of fundraisers:

Major-gifts fundraisers specialize in face-to-face interaction with donors who can give large amounts.

Planned-giving fundraisers solicit donations from those who are looking to pledge money at a future date or in installments over time. These fundraisers must have specialized training in taxes regarding gifts of stocks, bonds, charitable annuities, and real estate bequests in a will.

Direct-mailing fundraisers send out requests for donations to large numbers of people through the mail, over the phone, and online.

Events fundraisers obtain donations through charity events, including dinners, auctions, galas, and charity races such as 10Ks.

Annual campaign fundraisers solicit donations once a year for their organization. Many nonprofit organizations have annual giving campaigns.

Capital campaign fundraisers raise money for a specific project, such as the construction of a new building at a university. Capital campaigns also raise money for renovations and the creation or expansion of an endowment.

College and Internship Developer- Male

Type: Internship
We are looking for a man who has a desire to walk alongside, disciple and mentor others who have a calling to missions. As the College and Internship Developer, you will help teach college students and more specifically, other college men, about how to reach the poor of our time while growing in...
Apply Share


Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Primary Objective of Position:Provide friendly, courteous and professional service to guests/clients in the hotel's Food & Beverage outlets, while maintaining Langham Hospitality Group standards and Forbes service standards. Provide service to bartenders while delivering quality...
Apply Share

Engineering Commercialization Analyst

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job#: 2000055Positions: 1Posted: 01/07/2019Job Type: Full TimeLocation: Scottsdale, AZDepartment: Skysong InnovationsSalary: ExemptBenefits: Full BenefitsJob DescriptionASU Enterprise Partners - Engineering Commercialization Analyst , Skysong InnovationsWhat we do:ASU Enterprise Partners is a...
Apply Share

Community Relations Intern

Type: Internship
This internship will provide valuable experience planning and executing major fundraisers, events, and educational programming, developing and maintaining community partnerships, fulfilling community donation requests and coordinating player appearances and fan experiences.Title: Community...
Apply Share

Promotions/Community Relations Intern

Type: Internship
The Promotions/Community Relations Intern will assist with all game day operations, including on-field promotions, Guest Services, and other duties as assigned. On non-game days, the intern will serve as a member of the Bees Community Relations Department, increasing brand awareness at community...
Apply Share