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FUNDRAISER: Hard Work & Honesty Will Get You A Long Way, But Not All The Way

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This fundraiser works for a charitable company that holds silent and live auctions. He worked on the family ranch until it was sold in 1995, at which point he entered the working world. He has been with his company since 1997.

Job Title: Fundraiser

Job Summary: Fundraisers

Job Description

Fundraisers organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for an organization. May design and produce promotional materials. May also raise awareness of the organization's work, goals, and financial needs.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$40,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 21 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Full-time, Irregular, Long hours, Part-time, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Organizational skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Associate degree
Bachelor's degree
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