Fund raisers typically working for charitable purpose should be able to write fund raising letters, grant proposals, informational materials and press releases to help generating donations. They must feel comfortable with coordinating donations through the phone calls and by cold calling the potential donors who will generously provide donations.
You have to earn a bachelor degree for becoming a charity fund raiser. Few charitable fund raisers working professionally in the area possess a masters' degree or a bachelor degree in communications, public relations and non profit administration. Some charities may also employ candidates without a college degree to work as a part time volunteer. To work as a full time charity fund raiser one should have at least a four-year degree. Most fund raisers working full time usually start their career as a volunteer to gain experience and credentials in the charity field. College students who are planning to work in charitable fund raising also get benefited from internship which involves in generating writing material for grant and non profit development.
Fund raisers get contacts of the prospective donors and they keep contributors updated regarding the charity goals, projects and about their accomplishments. Experienced fund raisers also work as a private consultant. They work with multiple charities to get and to create a long term fund raising plans. You have to develop a community network. Most of the charitable fund raisers have a network with both - social communities as well as business communities. People who are currently not involved into fundraising, but are looking forward to be one need to get involved in the community groups and network with other people who are socially active.