Civil Society Jobs explains the different areas of charity fundraising

26th of July, 2012 Bookmark and Share
As members of the public have the most contact with the street fundraisers, many believe that this is the only form of charity fundraising. However, Civil Society Jobs highlights that there are various job opportunities in this area as non-profit organisations often use a number of fundraising strategies to effectively drum up interest and income.

The fundraising approach practiced by a charity depends on its size, requirements and income. A larger charity with a higher level of funds is likely to have an extended fundraising team using a number of different strategies. These third sector organisations are often suited to jobseekers looking for a long-term career in charity fundraising, or for individuals with a background in PR, marketing, business development or event planning.

These charities will often use corporate fundraising to develop partnerships with corporate bodies and raise regular funds. There is also trust, foundation and statutory fundraising, where fundraisers are required to craft detailed applications and pitches to prospective donors.

For individuals with a creative background, many charities also use events fundraising, where workers organise festivals, fetes or galas. Also, donor fundraisers often need to build relationships with individuals with a high net worth to accumulate regular income for a charity.

Regional charities also require community fundraisers to run campaigns within local areas. Meanwhile legacy fundraising involves engaging with long term donors to see if they would consider leaving a gift to the charity in their will.

Also, there are street and door-to-door fundraising jobs, which are often great opportunities for students, part-time work or gap-year jobs. These direct marketing charity jobs require sociable individuals to engage with members of the public to gain new donors.

For more information on charity fundraising, Civil Society Jobs has a range of third sector guides and advice. The site also displays all the latest vacancies for charity jobs in Manchester, London and beyond to help jobseekers find their perfect role in the third sector.

Lauren Knowles
Civil Society Jobs uses the full digital, print and event portfolio of Civil Society Media to put job-seekers and recruiters in touch with each other. These products regularly attract tens of thousands of high-calibre charity and non-charity professionals, who are looking for independent, trusted and up-to-the minute sources of news and information. Civil Society Jobs works effectively by seamlessly overlaying job vacancies and advice across this portfolio.