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|Overview:||Fund raisers plan methods to raise money for charities, political parties, lobbyists, research institutions, universities, public radio and TV stations, etc. They decide from whom to request money and the communications used to persuade potential donators.|
|Duties:||They plan and design methods for raising voluntary contributions to funds such as radio and TV advertising, mailing appeals, charity balls, raffles and door to door canvassing.
They work with clients, such as universities, charities and political parties to identify the amounts of funds needed and the organizations and persons most likely to contribute.
They conduct studies to determine willingness of contributors to donate monies to the funds and factors that motivate them to contribute.
They contract for services needed to implement fund raising activities such as advertising, printed materials and temporary workforce needed to contact potential donators.
|Degree(s):||A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences
A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of fund raisers is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018 due to continuing need for funds for universities, hospitals, churches, and charitable organizations.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$28,000 to $34,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A bachelor's degree in communications is the appropriate educational background to prepare for this occupation. However, other liberal arts studies in sociology, business administration, psychology, etc. can also qualify you for this occupation. Courses in journalism, communications media, advertising, accounting, statistics and economics will strengthen your qualifications.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services Advisor to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.