Fundraising job description

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Fundraising provides the life blood for charities in the UK. People seeking donations on behalf of organisations such as the Red Cross, Oxfam and the British Heart Foundation are admired for the selfless way they have devoted themselves to worthy causes.
While most charities rely on volunteers to work in their high street sales outlets or raise funds on the streets, there are a lot of full-time salaried positions and part-time paid jobs. Fundraising individuals are expected to be able to persuade members of the public to give generously to deserving charities. Managers in the field might be expected to arrange corporate sponsorship or events.
Applicants for jobs do not require any particular qualifications, but are required to be self-motivated, articulate and able to deal with the general public. A manager running a charity’s donations operation needs to be educated to at least A Level standard with preferably a BA or BSc as well as membership of the IoF.
Candidates securing roles as part of an organisation’s donations team will get starting salaries of about £14,500 a year, or hourly rates from £8.50 up to £11.00 for part-time work. A manager in this field will be offered an annual salary somewhere between £20,000 and £30,000.


Fundraisers are required to collect money for nonprofit organisations, churches, political parties, hospitals, and charities. Their job is closely related to methods to promote the cause or institution and attract donations. Fundraisers target potential businesses, communities, and individuals for donors. Some of these workers can also work in consultancy work with a wide range of companies

Fundraisers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Building fundraising relationships.
• Collecting donations.
• Working with mass media to promote events.
• Recruiting volunteers.
• Creating reports related to organisation´s activities.


• Being creative and flexible.
• Being able to stay calm under pressure.
• Being well organised.
• Being persuasive.
• Having teamwork abilities.
• Having knowledge about Data Protection Act in cases related to donor databases.
• Being committed to projects and deadline meeting.
• Having competent math skills.
• Having interpersonal abilities.
• Having problem solving skills.


There are no specific qualifications required to be a Fundraiser, but many workers of this area have degrees that help them to meet requirements of this job. It is recommended to have a degree in marketing, sales, business studies, or related subjects for job application. These courses require five GCSE’s (A
*-C) and two A levels, including Math and English.

There is a trainee programme offered by Fundraising Training Ltd for graduates who want to enter to this sector.

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