How to become a Community Fundraising Manager


Considering a career as a Community Fundraising Manager?

To put it simply, a Community Fundraising Manager organises events and campaigns that inspire the local community to donate to a cause. You're targeting your immediate geographical area, approaching members of the public, trusts and high-value donors. Your day-to-day activities can include recruiting volunteers, building relationships with major donors, managing your fundraising budget and handling important local accounts. This is the perfect job if you're a strong communicator and have outstanding people skills.

Where can a career as a Community Fundraising Manager take you?

Community Fundraiser £26000 1-2 years
Community Fundraising Manager £33,000 3-5 years
Head of Community Fundraising £40000 6-7 years

Are you the perfect candidate?

Skills and traits

  • You're a people person and can quickly adapt to environments with a diverse range of people
  • Naturally upbeat/positive attitude and you enjoy taking on a challenge
  • You're driven to bring groups of people together through a cause you care about

Qualifications and experience

  • You have a degree in a relevant field such as business, marketing, media or PR (preferred, but not necessary)
  • You've worked with communities, leading projects that have generated income for fundraising
  • You have experience developing networks and recruiting volunteers

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