Fundraising Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+9.2% (as fast as the average)


What Fundraising Managers Do

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

Other Job Titles Fundraising Managers May Have

Account Supervisor, Annual Giving Director, Development Director

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

CEO & Founder ,

Dressember Foundation

I'm the CEO of a non-profit organization I founded that raises money and awareness for anti-trafficking initiatives. My job consists of grant-writing, emails and communications with partners, leading my team of 5 employees and 15-30 interns, and writing / giving speeches to raise awareness.

Development Manager ,


I work everyday to fundraise to support our mission in local elementary schools. A typical day includes emails, strategic and project planning meetings, all aspects of the donor cycle, and acknowledging funders with a special note. I share stories about the kids we impact by means of our website, social media channels, emails, and newsletters. I also write grants and plan for our major events, whether it be securing a corporate sponsorship, mapping out table seating, or creating the program.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Assign, supervise, and review the activities of fundraising staff.
  • 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.
  • Design and edit promotional publications, such as brochures.

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