Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+14.3% (faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Fundraisers Do

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.

Other Job Titles Fundraisers May Have

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

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Founder ,

The School Fund

I do partnerships for some of Google's earliest-stage products and initiatives and I also serve as Chair of the Board for The School Fund, an international nonprofit raising scholarship money for secondary school students in the developing world.

Board Member ,

Pasadena Educational Foundation

It would depend on the day. I work in a volunteer capacity so I work from home most of the time. I also attend a lot of meetings. Most meetings are strategizing to move toward a goal.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Identify and build relationships with potential donors.
  • Secure commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors.
  • Write and send letters of thanks to donors.
  • Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business, or government donors.
  • Create or update donor databases.

This page includes information from theO*NET 26.1 Databaseby the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under theCC BY 4.0license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.