Career

Business Management and Operations

 

Fundraising Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages fundraising for an organization. Develops and implements fundraising strategies that include online fundraising, mail and email campaigns, grant writing and fundraising events. May develop relationships with large donors.

Job Outlook

There were 778 Fundraising Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 27521 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Fundraising Manager industry, which includes the Fundraising Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Fundraising Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $79,672.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $76,774.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Fundraising Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $59,041.

Education and Experience

Posted Fundraising Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree3%
Bachelor's Degree60%
Master's Degree31%
Doctoral Degree2%
Other4%

Posted Fundraising Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years13%
3 to 5 years51%
6 to 8 years19%
9+ years18%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Fundraising Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (60%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (47%)
  • Research (37%)
  • Planning (37%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (30%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Fundraising (51%)
  • Budgeting (38%)
  • Grant Writing (13%)
  • Social Media (11%)
  • Raiser's Edge (9%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Project Management (19%)
  • Staff Management (16%)
  • Business Development (14%)
  • Strategic Planning (10%)
  • Scheduling (9%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Direct Mail (6%)
  • Event Planning (5%)
  • Newsletters (5%)
  • Grant Applications (4%)
  • Community Development (3%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Fundraising Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Director Of Development
  • Development Director
  • Grants Manager
  • Major Gifts Officer
  • Membership Director

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Fundraising Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • American Heart Association Incorporated (333)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (323)
  • University Of California (283)
  • YMCA (260)
  • Leukemia And Lymphoma Society (253)

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (73)
  • Duke University (32)
  • East Carolina University (20)
  • North Carolina State University (19)
  • Microsoft Corporation (16)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!