Fundraisers organize events and campaigns to raise money and other kinds of donations for an organization.Work Environment
Fundraisers work primarily for nonprofit organizations, including educational institutions, religious organizations, health research foundations, social services organizations, and political campaigns. Most work full time.How to Become a Fundraiser
Fundraisers typically need a bachelor’s degree and strong communication and organizational skills. Employers generally prefer candidates who have studied public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business.Pay
The median annual wage for fundraisers was $59,610 in May 2020.Job Outlook
Employment of fundraisers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 12,000 openings for fundraisers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.State & Area Data
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