How to become a
Community Fundraising Manager

Estimated salary £33,000
Top location Greater London

Evolution of a Community Fundraising Manager



1 year



2-3 years

Community Fundraising


5+ years

Head of Community


7 + years

Is it right for me?

  • You’re a people person and can quickly adapt to a environments with a diverse range of people.

  • Naturally upbeat/positive attitude and enjoy taking on a challenge.

  • Building sound relationships with others is in your nature and you’re driven to bring groups of people together through a cause you care about.

  • Ambitious and motivated to lead a team of people.

Necessary qualifications

  • Having a degree in a relevant field such as business, marketing, media of PR can give you a competitive advantage but isn’t a necessity. Employers often focus on your experience more than formal qualifications.

  • A Fundraising specific qualification, such as those run by the Institute of Fundraising.

Useful additional experience

  • Working with communities and leading projects that have generated income for fundraising.

  • Having worked towards KPIs within the charity or business sector and contributed to successfully meeting objectives.

  • Experience of developing networks and recruiting volunteers. Formin, nurturing and maintaining relationships with individuals and groups to lead events.

Day to Day

  • Develop and deliver plans for local fundraising activities including: third party Charity led events, volunteer groups and associations.

  • Identify opportunities to start working with local communities and develop community fundraising initiative.

  • Actively recruit volunteers and develop their involvement in community fundraising initiatives by providing support, management and keeping them motivated.

  • Ensuring that fundraising activities are implemented in line with the charity’s national strategy.

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