Fundraising Manager Salary

A Fundraising Manager earns an average salary of $47,906 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$36,382 - $64,993
MEDIAN: $47,905

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$36,363 - $66,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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Job Description for Fundraising Manager

The person in charge of a non-profit's fundraising efforts is typically a fundraising manager. This person must work in a variety of roles to help secure funding and create new initiatives to help bring in money. The fundraising manager position requires a great deal of personal interaction between the manager and the individuals or corporate entities being solicited for financial assistance. The manager must possess a clear idea of the mission of the non-profit group and fully understand its goals and processes, and they must present these concepts to those being solicited.


Fundraising Manager Tasks

  • Recruits and trains volunteers for events.
  • Manages the development of projects that attract funding.
  • Manages the identification and cultivation of potential donors.
  • Oversees press releases and announcements necessary for event success.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Event Planning
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Event Management

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Grant Writing
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Grant Management
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Donor Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.


84 %
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 8%