Saturday, October 01, 2005


prepared by Jennifer Watkins

So you want to work in fundraising—or for a nonprofit. It’s a wide, multi-faceted field and, like any field, sometimes an overwhelming plethora of positions. What’s out there for you? What are some of these positions?

• Director of Development
• Major gifts officer
• Fundraising coordinator
• Grants manager
• Researcher
• Vice president for development
• Annual fund director
• Annual giving director
• Planned giving officer/director

These are, obviously, only a sampling of the positions out there. The titles can also change slightly depending on the organization and the job descriptions. But hopefully this handful of job titles will send you on the right path towards the job that you are aiming for in the world of Philanthropy.

AFP also sells a Sample Tool kit entitled Sample Job Descriptions in Fundraising

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