We surveyed 2,074 fundraising managers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical fundraising manager. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a fundraising manager?

Low

High

Working as a fundraising manager typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a fundraising manager?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a fundraising manager 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 fundraising manager?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a fundraising manager. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for fundraising managers.

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Do fundraising managers work full-time or part-time?

87% of fundraising managers work in full-time roles while 13% work part-time.

Is being a fundraising manager stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for fundraising managers, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a fundraising manager?

Low

High

Organization is considered a very important trait for fundraising managers, and is critical to success in the field.

How competitive is the workplace for fundraising managers?

Low

High

Fundraising managers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a fundraising manager require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Fundraising managers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are fundraising managers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Fundraising managers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do fundraising managers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Fundraising managers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a fundraising manager physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a fundraising managers is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are fundraising managers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, fundraising managers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a fundraising manager require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a fundraising manager.

Does being a good fundraising manager require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as fundraising managers.