We surveyed 777 fundraisers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.
Fundraisers are enterprising and artistic
Fundraisers tend to be predominantly enterprising individuals, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others. They also tend to be artistic, meaning that they are creative and original and work well in a setting that allows for self-expression.
If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a fundraiser. However, if you are realistic, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.
Here’s how the Holland codes of the average fundraiser break down:
The top personality traits of fundraisers are social responsibility and openness
Fundraisers score highly on social responsibility, indicating that they desire fair outcomes and have a general concern for others. They also tend to be high on the measure of openness, which means they are usually curious, imaginative, and value variety.
Once again, let’s break down the components of the personality of an average fundraiser: