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Fundraisers - 13-1131.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for an organization. May design and produce promotional materials. May also raise awareness of the organization's work, goals, and financial needs.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Contract Grant Writer
  • Development Associate
  • Development Officer
  • Direct Response Consultant
  • Fundraising Consultant
  • Grant Coordinator
  • Philanthropy Officer
  • Principal Gifts Officer

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate transportation or delivery of materials, supplies, or donations for fundraising events.
  • Create or update donor databases.
  • Design or produce materials such as posters, Web sites, or newsletters to promote, market, or advertise fundraising events.
  • Develop and maintain media contact lists.
  • Develop corporate fundraising programs, such as employer gift-matching.
  • Develop fundraising activity plans that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs.
  • Develop or implement fundraising activities, such as annual giving campaigns or direct mail programs.
  • Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions.
  • Direct or coordinate Web-based fundraising activities, such as online auctions or donation Web sites.
  • Direct or supervise fundraising staff, including volunteer staff members.
  • Establish fundraising or participation goals for special events or specified time periods.
  • Explain the tax advantages of contributions to potential donors.
  • Identify and build relationships with potential donors.
  • Monitor budgets, expense reports, or other financial data for fundraising organizations.
  • Monitor progress of fundraising drives.
  • Plan and direct special events for fundraising, such as silent auctions, dances, golf events, or walks.
  • Prepare materials such as fundraising envelopes, bid sheets, or gift bags for charitable events.
  • Recruit sponsors, participants, or volunteers for fundraising events.
  • Secure commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors.
  • Secure speakers for charitable events, community meetings, or conferences to increase awareness of charitable, nonprofit, or political causes.
  • Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business, or government donors.
  • Write and send letters of thanks to donors.
  • Write reports or prepare presentations to communicate fundraising program data.
  • Write speeches, press releases, or other promotional materials to increase awareness of the causes, missions, or goals of organizations seeking funds.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Communicate organizational information to customers or other stakeholders.
  • Communicate organizational policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate logistics or other business operations.
  • Coordinate personnel recruitment activities.
  • Create marketing materials.
  • Develop business or market strategies.
  • Develop business relationships.
  • Develop financial or business plans.
  • Develop program goals or plans.
  • Examine financial records.
  • Interpret financial information for others.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Monitor financial indicators.
  • Organize special events.
  • Oversee business processes.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare informational or reference materials.
  • Prepare proposal documents.
  • Supervise employees.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Public Affairs Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

No information available.