Is becoming a fundraising manager right for me?

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What do fundraising managers do?
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How to become a Fundraising Manager

Fundraising managers typically have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Business Administration, or Business Management. These areas provide a foundation for understanding how to organize and run a group of people and deal with the public.

However, a degree will only provide a foundation. Three to five years of fundraising experience or experience in sales and marketing will give a candidate that edge they need to be successful. It will also help them learn the ins and outs of effective fundraising and sound knowledge of the charity sector.