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As the name sug­gests, fundrais­ers raise money for their non­govern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions. They or­gan­ise char­ity events, shows, exhibitions and spread aware­ness about the or­gan­i­sa­tion and its cam­paigns. Hence, they be­come key spokesper­sons or faces of the or­gan­i­sa­tion. They use var­i­ous meth­ods and strate­gies to con­vince prospec­tive donors to sup­port their cause. By do­ing this, they not only get a sense of sat­is­fac­tion and achieve­ment, but an op­por­tu­nity to earn in­cen­tives. Some fundrais­ers re­main in the back­ground and han­dle the role of ‘ser­vic­ing’. It in­volves send­ing thank you let­ters, re­ceipts and tax ex­emp­tion cer­tifi­cates, up­dat­ing donors about the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s up­com­ing plans. Ba­si­cally, they en­sure that ev­ery donor is ap­pre­ci­ated for what s/he does

CLOCK­WORK Sched­ule may vary as per the re­quire­ment 10am: Meet­ing for the cam­paign 11am: Sched­ule ap­point­ments 1am: Lunch break 2pm: Cam­paign up­dates on field and per­for­mance eval­u­a­tion for the first half of the day 3pm: Di­rect di­a­logue in pub­lic places and sched­ul­ing ap­point­ments 6pm: Pack up

THE PAY­OFF While salaries in the non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions can­not be com­pared with the cor­po­rate sec­tor, they are suf­fi­cient to sus­tain good liv­ing stan­dards. In ad­di­tion, you can earn in­cen­tives de­pend­ing on how much funds you are able to raise. The start­ing salary of a fundraiser with an in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion is around R11,000 a month. Based on per­for­mance and avail­abil­ity of po­si­tions in the or­gan­i­sa­tion, one can move up and be­come a team leader in a year and a se­nior team leader in the next cou­ple of years SKILLS/TRAITS Pas­sion and drive for the work Good com­mu­ni­ca­tion and who wish to pur­sue un­der­grad­u­ate/ post­grad­u­ate cour­ses at the univer­sity El­i­gi­bil­ity: Ap­pli­cant must be a ci­ti­zen of a coun­try other than Aus­tralia or New Zealand. S/he should have achieved a min­i­mum GPA of 3.7 out of 4.0 for post­grad­u­ate ap­pli­ca­tions. For

GET­TING THERE There’s no spe­cific qual­i­fi­ca­tion re­quired to be a fundraiser though a qual­i­fi­ca­tion in so­cial work and man­age­ment (for se­nior-level po­si­tions) may come handy IN­STI­TUTES AND URLS Tata In­sti­tute of So­cial Sciences (TISS), Mum­bai Delhi School of So­cial Work, Univer­sity of Delhi Xavier In­sti­tute of So­cial Ser­vice, Ranchi PROS AND CONS Your ef­forts can sus­tain a worth­while cause and change lives The space and free­dom to try new things, which one can never ex­pe­ri­ence in a cor­po­rate job Work may in­volve con­sid­er­able out­door ac­tiv­ity Low pay scales un­der­grad­u­ate ap­pli­ca­tions, can­di­date must have a min­i­mum re­quire­ment of an Aus­tralian Ter­tiary Ad­mis­sion Rank (ATAR) equiv­a­lent of 92 out of 100 How to ap­ply: Visit­ter­na­ for de­tails Last date to ap­ply: April 30, 2013


Cause and ef­fect: Rais­ing funds for a cause not only gives a sense of sat­is­fac­tion to the fundraiser but also gives him/her a chance to earn in­cen­tives

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