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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study

Charity fundraiser

Charity fundraisers have responsibility for raising the contributions of organisations and individuals, by building relationships and exploring new fundraising opportunities.

Fundraising needs careful planning.
Fundraising needs careful planning.

 To succeed in this role you will need the ability to network and build relationships with people. Part of the job is to raise awareness about the charity and its work.

Typical work activities

Posts are usually advertised but most charities will accept speculative applications so if you identify a charity you wish to work for you can send them an application.

Fundraisers can specialise in several areas:


Interested in a career as a charity fundraiser?

Qualifications and work experience

More information

The prospects website has more information about this career.

The Careers and Employability Service has more information to help you in your career search.

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