Fundraising Interview Questions

30 Questions and Answers by Ryan Brown

Question 1 of 30

Tell me about your college education and how it will propel you in this field?

Fundraising Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Tell me about your college education and how it will propel you in this field?

  2. 2.

    Would you host a dinner for potential donors?

  3. 3.

    How did you develop connections in your past fundraising position?

  4. 4.

    Why do you want a career in fundraising?

  5. 5.

    How would you rate your communication skills?

  6. 6.

    Fundraising is very hard work, are you up for the challenge?

  7. 7.

    How persuasive are you?

  8. 8.

    What motivates you in life?

  9. 9.

    Some people in the business like to call this Fun Raising, do you agree?

  10. 10.

    Do you feel passionate about our organization?

  11. 11.

    When have you been rejected before? How did you handle it?

  12. 12.

    What creative ideas have you seen work in fundraising?

  13. 13.

    Are you comfortable asking people for money?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about a time when you led a group of people in a business assignment.

  15. 15.

    What do you know about our projects, and the reason why we are raising funds?

  16. 16.

    How would you rate your leadership abilities?

  17. 17.

    What experience do you have that you believe relates to fundraising?

  18. 18.

    How will you motivate a volunteer to raise funds?

  19. 19.

    Why would you make a good fundraiser?

  20. 20.

    Do you believe in the cause for our fundraising?

  21. 21.

    Have you done any volunteer fundraising?

  22. 22.

    Do you need a worthy cause to do fundraising?

  23. 23.

    What do you know about fundraising?

  24. 24.

    Have you worked in telemarketing before?

  25. 25.

    Have you had any experience recruiting volunteers?

  26. 26.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  27. 27.

    Have you ever led a fundraising campaign?

  28. 28.

    Tell me about the biggest amount of capital you've raised?

  29. 29.

    What fundraising techniques would you want to use for our cause?

  30. 30.

    What sales experience do you have? If none, would you be willing to take sales training courses?