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Fundraisers

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

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

    Skills

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Persuasion

      Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 55410/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 26.64/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 4,670
    • Yearly Projected Openings 530

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    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Persistence
    • Initiative
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Attention to Detail

    Tools

    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Laser printers
    • Laser fax machine
    • Automobiles or cars

    Technology

    • Electronic mail software
    • Desktop publishing software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Data base reporting software
    • Customer relationship management CRM software

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