Idealist logoidealist
Land Your Dream Job
Careers that help you move from intention to action
Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Community Question | How Can Someone Gain Experience In Fundraising?

A person walking by a wall. The wall has an illustration of a question mark.

While searching for a job, it can be frustrating to find a position that seems interesting, exciting, and for a good cause, but requires a bit more experience than you have. Nashay, a member of the – Job Seekers group on LinkedIn, recently asked the following question:

"I’d like to work in fundraising/development, but I don’t have any specific experience in this field. Should I begin by writing grants for my own creative projects to get experience? Are there other ways to approach the field? Is there anyone here who writes grants for a living that can give me specific advice?"

Community members responded by encouraging Nashay to take a development internship or volunteer position to gain hands-on experience, or ask her contacts if they need help with fundraising and learn from people she already knows.

Explore Jobs on Idealist