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Development, Fundraising, and Marketing | What’s the Difference?

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If you’ve spent any length of time in the nonprofit world, you’ve almost certainly heard the terms “development,” “fundraising,” and “marketing.” You probably know each job has to do with raising money and awareness. But while some people use the terms interchangeably, these are three distinct specialties—each of which plays an essential role in organizational […]

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The Truth About Position Requirements

If you’re truly meeting 90% of the other qualifications for most of the jobs you’re interested in, you can (and should!) apply for them- unless of course the 10% that you’re missing is an integral part of the job. Assess the full list of requirements and how essential they are for the job.

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Want a career in fundraising? Check out these opportunities!

As we get closer to the end of 2013, you may notice a few fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations arriving to your inbox. If you’d like to be on the other side of those emails, check out the thousands of fundraising opportunities that are available on Idealist right now!

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Watch: Fundraising professionals share how they launched their careers [video]

Nonprofits are always looking for fundraisers to join their organizations. But how do you get involved in fundraising the first place? In this video by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, fundraisers from various organizations share their career paths. Given the diversity of experiences it’s safe to say that there isn’t a single path! As one commenter […]

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