|Quick Facts: Fundraisers|
$54,130 per year
$26.02 per hour
|15% (Much faster than average)|
Fundraisers organize events and campaigns to raise money and other kinds of donations for an organization. They also may design promotional materials and increase awareness of an organization’s work, goals, and financial needs.
Fundraisers work primarily for nonprofit organizations, including educational institutions, religious organizations, health research foundations, social services organizations, and political campaigns. Most worked full time in 2016.
Fundraisers typically need a bachelor’s degree and strong communication and organizational skills. Employers generally prefer candidates who have studied public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business.
The median annual wage for fundraisers was $54,130 in May 2016.
Employment of fundraisers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the continued need of various types of organizations to raise money.
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