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You should possibly consider studying environmental science or environmental engineering in third level.

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Fundraiser

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€28k > 70 
Fundraising Manager
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€28 - 70 
Related Information:
Manager: 45 - 70
Executive: 28 - 45
Data Source(s):
Brightwater

Last Updated: April, 2015

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Responsible for raising as much money as possible for a charity. You must constantly think of new and imaginative ways to generate income and raise awareness of your charity's work.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships.

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Contact corporate representatives, government officials, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs.

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Create or update donor databases.

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Design or produce materials such as posters, Web sites, or newsletters to promote, market, or advertise fundraising events.

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Develop corporate fundraising programs, such as employer gift-matching.

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Develop fundraising activity plans that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs.

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Develop or implement fundraising activities, such as annual giving campaigns or direct mail programs.

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Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions.

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Direct or coordinate web-based fundraising activities, such as online auctions or donation Web sites.

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Direct or supervise fundraising staff, including volunteer staff members.

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A detailed description of this occupation can be found on a number of online databases. Follow the link(s) below to access this information:

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Go..Charity Fundraiser - from:  N.C.S. [UK]
Go..Fundraising and Volunteer Manager - from:  icould [UK] Video
Go..Fundraising Development Officer - from:  icould [UK] Video
Go..Fundraising manager (charity) - from:  GradIreland

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