Fundraising Consultant job description template

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A fundraising consultant is a person who raises funds for a charity, a group, or an organization. Fundraisers may work on behalf of a university, a hospital, a charity, or any other organization that requires the funds it receives to be used for a specific purpose. Fundraisers are responsible for contacting potential donors to secure donations, organizing events where donations can be collected, and keeping track of how much money has been raised. 

Below, we will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a fundraising consultant. 

The Job Overview

We are seeking a fundraising consultant to join our event planning team. You will be responsible for identifying potential sponsors and event donors, as well as securing their support. You'll also be responsible for creating and sending out proposals.


Below are some of the responsibilities a fundraising consultant is expected to assume in their position.  

  • Identify and approach potential sponsors, donors, and granters 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with donors
  • Create and maintain donor database
  • Plan and execute fundraising campaigns and activities 
  • Conduct research and write proposals
  • Account for and track donations
  • Create and maintain financial reports
  • Gather information for grant proposals
  • Prepare budgets and financial reports
  • Maintain donor records and files
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a fundraising consultant:

    • A bachelor’s degree isn’t required but recommended
  • Fundraising experience
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter with an outgoing personality
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work well in a team environment 
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong analytical and math skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience using Adobe Acrobat Pro and the Internet is a plus
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