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(SOC Code : 13-1131)
in California

Organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for an organization. May design and produce promotional materials. May also raise awareness of the organization’s work, goals, and financial needs.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20221st Qtr$37.03$24.25$31.98$43.40

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
California 2018 - 202810,60012,0001,40013.213,150

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Grantmaking and Giving Services 58920.2%
Social Advocacy Organizations 11,38715.0%
Religious Organizations 25,79410.7%
Colleges and Universities 1,7496.7%
Civic and Social Organizations 8,0886.2%
Professional and Similar Organizations 10,6154.1%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,9853.7%
Emergency and Other Relief Services 7383.3%
Individual and Family Services 29,3363.2%
Business Support Services 4,8212.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,2121.9%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,5211.8%
Museums, Parks and Historical Sites 6,0841.2%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 8,7821.1%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Identify and build relationships with potential donors.
Write and send letters of thanks to donors.
Secure commitments of participation or donation from individuals or corporate donors.
Develop fundraising activity plans that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs.
Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions.
Create or update donor databases.
Direct or supervise fundraising staff, including volunteer staff members.
Develop or implement fundraising activities, such as annual giving campaigns or direct mail programs.
Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business, or government donors.
Monitor progress of fundraising drives.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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