Fundraising officers are responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies and activities for their organization. These officers usually work with nonprofit organizations such as charities, religious groups, political campaigns, and universities. It is normally the responsibility of a fundraising officer to organize unique, targeted fundraising activities, and they may need to develop a holistic fundraising strategy for their organization. Fundraising officers may work in a fundraising department with a lead officer to whom they report; however, especially in smaller organizations, these professionals may work alone coordinating all fundraising activities for their organizations. Additionally, fundraising officers may need to write proposals for grants and fundraising plans.
Fundraising Officer Tasks
Recruits, trains, and delegates volunteers for fundraising events.
Oversees the communication with donors and potential donors.
Coordinates and executes strategic plans and programs that increase fundraising capacity.
Records budget data including income and expense information.