Fundraising coordinators are responsible for coordinating different fundraising tasks on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of creating different strategies for effective fundraising. These individuals complete different administrative tasks, such as filling out paperwork, distributing fundraising materials, and responding to correspondences. They identify fundraising opportunities and present these findings in company meetings. They strive to save costs and use less resources in their projects.
They also call possible donors, as well as people who can help complete projects more effectively. They possess strong interpersonal abilities to communicate with different professionals. They work well with other coordinators to complete tasks in an efficient manner, but they can also multitask effectively by themselves. They use a personal computer to create word documents, respond to emails, and create presentations, so they are proficient with spreadsheets and word processing software. They work in an office environment and develop strong business relationships with vendors and important contributors. They are organized and facilitate fundraising efforts by executing plans, based on client requirements. They contribute during business meetings to increase brand loyalty, client satisfaction, and more fundraising revenue. Fundraising coordinators help organize community events for the benefit of different organizations. They contact businesses and explain their purpose and how their help can contribute to solve different problems.
A high school diploma is required for this job. In addition, previous years of work experience as a fundraising coordinator can be helpful. Industry certifications are a plus, as is a related college degree.
Fundraising Coordinator Tasks
Recruits, trains, and supports volunteers.
Manages fundraising events.
Develops budget for fundraising events.
Works with all types of media to produce posters, websites, and newsletters.