We surveyed 1,028 fundraisers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical fundraiser. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a fundraiser?
Working as a fundraiser typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a fundraiser?
A career as a fundraiser typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a fundraiser?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a fundraiser. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for fundraisers.
Do fundraisers work full-time or part-time?
59% of fundraisers work in full-time roles while 41% work part-time.
Is being a fundraiser stressful?
Fundraisers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a fundraiser?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a fundraiser.
How competitive is the workplace for fundraisers?
Competition at work is not common for fundraisers.
Does being a fundraiser require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for fundraisers.
Are fundraisers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Fundraisers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.
Do fundraisers have control over the direction of their work?
Fundraisers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a fundraiser physically demanding?
Work as a fundraisers is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.
Are fundraisers exposed to a wide variety of work?
Fundraisers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a fundraiser require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a fundraiser.
Does being a good fundraiser require compassion and empathy?
Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as fundraisers.