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Fundraising Administrators

Nov. 8, 2017, 2:36 p.m.

 

By Nsim Team

 

Before jumping into a career field, it’s good to do some self-evaluation to make sure you’ll be a good fit for your role, and your industry as a whole.
 
If you’re an organized person, you have good attention to detail, administrative flair and show a demonstrable interest in fundraising and marketing, then you’ll probably be perfect for a job in this field. 
 
If this sounds like you, and you'd like to learn more about what it take to become a fundraising administrator, then have a look below; we've put together everything you'll need to get started!

 

Who is a Fundraising Administrator ?


As a fundraising administrator, you would be responsible for the effective maintenance and management of a charitable or non-profit organization’s donation process in all formats: from numerical data entry of incoming online/offline donations to preparing outgoing receipts, letters and reports.
 
Some employers may ask a little more of you, wanting you to help with functions such as marketing and event planning. In general however, your duties would be largely clerical.

 

Education Needed to Become a Fundraising Administrator
 

To become a fundraising administrator, you will likely just need to have, or be working towards, a high school diploma (or equivalent).
 
Even though your employer may not require it, taking courses, (or an entire diploma or degree) in the following areas may be particularly helpful to get a job in this field and to advance in your career:
 
• Accounting
• Business Administration
• Non-Profit administration
• Communications
• Marketing
• Event Planning

 

Crucial Skills Needed to become a fundraising administrator


To be hired as a fundraising administrator, and to perform your job with competence, you will need to possess certain skills, including:
 
• Able to compose letters to internal and external customers
• Able to work with numbers, and comfortable with basic arithmetic
• Able to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks experience of
• Competence in using office software such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Able to maintain focus and accuracy when imputing data
• Good communication skills in person, on the telephone and in writing

 

Who Employs Fundraising Administrators?
 

As a fundraising administrator professional, you could be employed by many different types of charitable, not-for-profit and public sector organizations, such as:
 
• Amateur sports organizations
• Consulting firms (provide fundraising services on a contractual basis)
• Cultural and arts organizations
• Disease related organizations
• Educational institutions
• Health care facilities
• Religious organizations
• Self-employed (providing services on a contractual basis)
• Social service agencies
• Charities



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