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Fundraising Consultants coordinate the fundraising activities for an event, conference or non-profit organization. They request support from businesses and individuals, and are required to explain what raised funds will be used for when asked. This can be a very creative position, as there are many ways to raise funds.


  • Solicit corporate, government and foundation support via presentations, proposals, etc.
  • Solicit public donations via direct mail campaigns and donor programs
  • Establish and operate endowments, bequests and deferred-giving programs
  • Conduct membership drives and fundraising campaigns
  • Raise funds and awareness through special events
  • Write and produce promotional material
  • Publicize organization and events
  • Thank sponsors or organize sponsor appreciation programs

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A secondary school diploma is required
  • A degree or diploma in business, arts administration, marketing or communications is an asset
  • Previous fundraising experience is an asset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Proven experience in budgeting and managing money
  • Strong organizational skills

Possible Future Career Paths

  • Executive Director
  • Owner/Operator

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