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Top 30 Fundraising Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
When have you been rejected before? How did you handle it?
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Question 2 of 30
What creative ideas have you seen work in fundraising?
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"For my college marketing association, that I was secretary for, we held an annual casino night at the college. Each year, the event alone was successful enough to meet our annual budget."
There are all sorts of creative ways to raise funds! Think about the fun things you have seen. You may have witnessed: - A community Olympics or sports games event where teams pay to participate - Trivia tournaments - Auctions - Dancing with the Stars Community Edition - Gala - Casino Nights - Talent Shows - Fashion Shows - Jail Night - having people raise enough 'bail' money to get out of jail Simply share 2-3 creative ideas you have witnessed! Here's an answer example: "For my college marketing association, that I was secretary for, we held an annual casino night at the college. Each year, the event alone was successful enough to meet our annual budget."
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Question 3 of 30
Are you comfortable asking people for money?
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Absolutely! Fundraising is all about asking people for money in unique ways, and you are a pro at it to be in the field! Tell the interviewer that fundraising is asking people for money, and this is often done in outside of the box ways. Share that you enjoy collecting money to fundraise for whatever organization you are a part of, and you look forward to doing so for this company.
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Question 4 of 30
Tell me about a time when you led a group of people in a business assignment.
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The interviewer wants to hear about a positive experience you have had with leadership. Think about a time when you led a group either in the work environment or on a business class assignment when you were really proud of the outcome! Start off by giving the interviewer a high-level overview of what you were leading, and share that you enjoyed the experience. Discuss the positive outcome that the group had, and explain that you would gladly lead again!
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Question 5 of 30
What do you know about our projects, and the reason why we are raising funds?
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With any job interview, it is a good idea to know key facts about the organization prior to arriving. We recommend visiting the organization's website and learning key facts such as why they will be fundraising, what they promote and advocate for, and a little about their history. When asked this question, simply recite the facts that you learned!
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Question 6 of 30
Why do you want a career in fundraising?
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Question 7 of 30
How would you rate your leadership abilities?
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Question 8 of 30
What experience do you have that you believe relates to fundraising?
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Question 9 of 30
How will you motivate a volunteer to raise funds?
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Question 10 of 30
Why would you make a good fundraiser?
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Question 11 of 30
Have you done any volunteer fundraising?
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Question 12 of 30
How would you rate your communication skills?
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Question 13 of 30
Do you believe in the cause for our fundraising?
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Question 14 of 30
Fundraising is very hard work, are you up for the challenge?
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Question 15 of 30
How did you develop connections in your past fundraising position?
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Question 16 of 30
Do you need a worthy cause to do fundraising?
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Question 17 of 30
How persuasive are you?
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Question 18 of 30
What do you know about fundraising?
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Question 19 of 30
What motivates you in life?
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Question 20 of 30
Have you worked in telemarketing before?
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Question 21 of 30
Have you had any experience recruiting volunteers?
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Question 22 of 30
Tell me about your college education and how it will propel you in this field?
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Question 23 of 30
Have you ever led a fundraising campaign?
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Question 24 of 30
How would you describe your work ethic?
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Question 25 of 30
Some people in the business like to call this Fun Raising, do you agree?
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Question 26 of 30
What fundraising techniques would you want to use for our cause?
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Question 27 of 30
Do you feel passionate about our organization?
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Question 28 of 30
Tell me about the biggest amount of capital you've raised?
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Question 29 of 30
Would you host a dinner for potential donors?
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Question 30 of 30
What sales experience do you have? If none, would you be willing to take sales training courses?
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Question 1 of 30
When have you been rejected before? How did you handle it?
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I've been rejected by jobs before just one last week too but as you can I see I still over come the situation and continue.
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I cried for a few minutesā€¦then I moved on.
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As a fundraiser, i've experienced rejection with respect to major donors.
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Yahweh I tried to push the product onto the customer. Build a rapport and be friendly.
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I have been rejected mutiple times however that's hasn't stopped me or put a damper on me for turning up to this interview. Rejections only make you stronger.
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Rejected from Oxford. Moved on with a positive attitude.
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As a consultant competing with a global workforce, and business student I recognize that every start-up has a unique set of needs. It's not uncommon to outsource to countries where the livable wage is much lower than it is in the United States. I'm not willing to work for a $1 per hour, because it would be incredibly irresponsible at this juncture in my career.
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I was recently rejected when I applied for a recent job. Although disappointed I used to Experience to gain feedback on what I can improve in the future.
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Yes, fundraising on the phone. Reality is that there is more rejection than sign ups. I would still raise awareness with that person and depending on the reason for rejecting, reduce the amount and ask again.
Question 2 of 30
What creative ideas have you seen work in fundraising?
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Being enthusiastic, confident and great communication skillsc But really informing the person on how they are contributing to a good cause for a good purpose.
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I feel that a multi-channel and integrated approach is very successful. This means having integrated content for mail, e-mail, social media, etc.
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Provide compelling facts why you fundraing or cause as if you believe it.
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Tailoring answers to people - something to grab people's attention not in an obnoxious way.
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I don't have a lot of experience in fundraising, however I have interned in non-profit development so I got to observe their mailing campaign process. I helped prepare their annual auction event to raise funds. Also, as a Retail Sales Associate at the Seattle Art Museum shop I lead in membership sales. I attribute this to an ability to interpret terms and conditions, and stay up to date on promotions and policy changes, while developing a rapport with every-day patrons.
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A recent fundraising gala at work was quite creative it was a wine tasting sit down dinner where exclusive prizes where auctioned and major donors and trustees were able to meet with benefacaries.
Question 3 of 30
Are you comfortable asking people for money?
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Yes I would, I am not bagging or asking money for my own self, it is for those people who cannot have life without that money.
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Yes, as long as its done in a polite manner and it is for a good cause.
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Not so, but if have a think about how this will benefit a lot of people.
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Yes. If you never ask then you will never know.
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Yes, ive worked in a call centre for insurance, as you know with insurance every year it goes up regardless of what the customer does.
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If if it was a good cause and can help people the enviorment or animals then yes!
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Yes. By the time those in the meeting know the ask is forthcoming, everyone is prepared for the conversation. Donors are ready to make their goals known through gift of financial support.
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Yes, as long for helping other people and not for personal purposes.
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Yes I am, I am not begging or asking for money for my self, but for people or causes in need.
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Yes as it would be for a good cause.
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Yes when it's something I feel passionate about.
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Yes if it's for a great cause I'd be passionate to ask them for money.
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Yes I have. I don't believe it is asking for money, I believe it should be called investing in society's future.
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Yes, when it comes to rising the money for charity.
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Yes when it is for a cause that will benefit many people and will also be of feel good or prmotional benefit to the donor.
Question 4 of 30
Tell me about a time when you led a group of people in a business assignment.
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I gathered the team, explained the task and the goal; assessed the skills that were needed and weighed them against the skills that were in the group. Developed the plan, assigned tasks, action items and a timeline that we followed until the task was complete.
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With my current position of Activity Director leadership is a vital trait. I believe in leading by example. By interacting with others and working with them, there is always more positive feed back.
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I led the survey of an industrial area. We interviewed the managers or owners of all the factories in the area and fed back the findings to the Provincial Department of Economics and Development. It went well, we helped each other overcome barriers, we had a 98% success rate in accessing owners/managers.
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It was a project to clen safety deposit records. I looked at my team, assign specific task to different individuals based on their strength. I guided them as to the expected outcome. Ensure that we maintain deadline. And at the end it was a sucess.
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I have done a team project in Work health & safety with oralpresentation.
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There is a lot of examples I can provide you with. When I was working at ITESM university I use to to coordinate a huge national career fairs, coordinating a staff of 30 or more people, to attend more than 100 employers and more than 2, 500 students. Recently in my current position, I lead the night operations and a 3 staff members for the city tasks, pick ups, deliveries and other customer needs.
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I did ncs challenge, where we did a charity event raising over a 1000 punds for youth vclub.
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When I volunteered at an elephant camp where rescued elephants were being taken care of, I led a group of tourists and showed them around the place and introduced them to the elephants and the struggles they had to go through.
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At the law society I created and managed a team of 15 to help sustain and grow the organisation.
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During university I had to lead a group presentation, which we had to present in front of the rest of the class.
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Last time I led a group of people in a business assignment was a fundraiser for Helens.
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Putting together a teacher recognition event.
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Project manager for the E-Commerce project working with people from all different departments: IT, Operations, Finance and Merchants.
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In 2011, I was a Marketing intern at an NGO called Sci-bono discovery centre. My events coordinator had to leave for Durban as her brother passed away and she left me in charge of an event and I had to make sure that everything goes accordingly. It was a successful event the clients were happy.
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In college I helped orgainise a charity walk.
Question 5 of 30
What do you know about our projects, and the reason why we are raising funds?
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The mda is a nations largest nongovernmental funder of scientific rearch.
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To asist over 2000 families in the st louis area.
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To service over research for treatment for more than 40 neuromusclar diseases.
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The mda provides flu shots, clinic visits, life saving reasearch, repairs equipment and fund summer camps.
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I know that your projects benefit military families and wounded warriors; and you are raising funds to increase awareness and increase support to military families.
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- Gain two years of office based International Development experience – preferably in an institution such as this which espouses a participatory bottom up methodology.
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I know that you have cookery, art, skateboarding classes on a Saturday night. Funds are being raised to keep these activities going. I noticed from the accounts that the board of trustees has ensured that some reserves are kept every year where possible towards the bigger goal to renovate the former Freshfield Brook School into a Youth and Community Centre at the heart of Lancing.
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I have followed along with your organizations growth and have noticed that you have successfully held a campaign for the main building, and are now in the first phase of another capital campaign. The purpose of raising funds is to spread the good news.
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I know that there is a lot of focus on funding research for it, improving detection, patient care and quality of life, raising awareness in people, and increasing the investment of donors.
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Three tiered care center.
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I know many ongoing projects of your organisation and the importance of them being properly funded.
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You are raising funds for terminally ill people who want to die in the comfort of their own homes, also you have hospices where nurses help these people physically and emotionally.. Being there for them during their last days.
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City of Hope is recognized worldwide as one of the top cancer research hospitals. Running a world class hospital with cutting edge technologies and ever developing research is a noble but expensive endeavor.
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Annual Walk so Kids can talk event Charity Golf Tournament Halloween Boolathon Centianial Giddy Up Sporeee.
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I know that the Red Cross has a lot of different responsibilities but that you blanket represent giving a helping hand to those who need it to benefit their standard of living.
Question 6 of 30
Why do you want a career in fundraising?
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I love that challenges and opportunityes and I really get satisfaction and very well motiated when I ses a fundraising campaign success. the best of my life was fashion show it was such a success and a feel good morning. I loved it.
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Because I am a benevolent person and find it motivating to work for an important cause. I get more satisfaction from knowing that I am helping others rather than marketing a commercial product or service.
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What skills are needed to be an out the door fundraiser.
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I want a carer in fundraising because it will allow me to work for a great cause and to do a real difference in the world.
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It suits me well. No one day is the same. I have to stay on my toes. I will be forced to keep my ears on the ground. It involves writing, talking to people, and is intellectually challenging, all appeal to me.
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I enjoy interacting with people and having a great feeling working for a terrific cause.
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I enjoy interacting with people and love working for a great cause.
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Because I am passionate in helping others. I have a very positive attitude and outgoing.
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I want to help people around the world and believe that working to change the lives of others is the most rewarding job of all.
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I love working with people.
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I would like to work in a place where I can interact with people and try to convince them to pay more attention to the problems we are fighting against.
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I am an extremely goal-oriented person, so fundraising comes naturally and is rewarding to me. I like the aspect of supporting and promoting an organizations values and missions to a larger community.
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Because I love dealing with people and also to improve my presentation skills and negotiation skills.
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Firstly I feel that I want to do something where people are understanding the causes of non-profit companies and what the reason behind it all is. Secondly, to make a difference and showing people how easy it can be to help and donate.
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I would like to help the organization achieve its goals and support its mission.
Question 7 of 30
How would you rate your leadership abilities?
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I believe in leading by example.
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I have superior leadership abilities. I have more than 10 years supervisory experience; I model the behaviors that I expect repeated. I am also a person of integrity and solid ethic.
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If I would go back to the scale I mentioned before, 0 to 10, I would rate my leadership abilities at 8. I have found that in everything I do, I am soon given leadership responsibilities. Therefore, this rating is one I give myself based on how other employers or group/task leaders have responded to my work.
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I would say that I have strong leadership abilities. I am a well rounded leader and I understand the importance of integrity, teamwork, constructive feedback, and connecting to people on an individual basis. I have demonstrated this throughout my experience in retail.
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I am personable and organized.
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Your current projects are saving the great barrier reefs, fighting against deforestation and oceans in crisis. You are raising awareness and trying to make a difference by not accepting help from governments nor corporations, but the citizens of this planet itself.
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Excellent. I am fair, level headed and encouraging.
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I would rate my leadership abilities as 8, I always think that there is room for improvement no matter what the job is.
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I feel I am a strong decision maker. I have always been goal oriented and oftentimes I have found that being a good leader is mainly about getting people to want to get on board and work towards a common goal.
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Great leader with motivating and inspiring actions and communication.
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Very high, probably an 8 or a 9, who gives themself a 10?
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Abourt an 8 or 9 I am organised fair passonate and driven.
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I believe I have strong leadership skills. My previous roles have required me to take on a lot of responsibilities and liaise with a variety of stakeholders. As nursery school manager I managed 12 staffs, liased with schools, social services and most importantly parents, I was the main point of contact. I always had a vision of where I want to be and work to achieve it.
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Direct and driven to deliver profitable outcomes but compassionate with assisting others to excel in their role. Leading by example.
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Funny you should ask, that's really one of the things I'm really working on refining. I've always considered myself a leader...I take on responsibility and follow through on commitments, but I'm learning to a more effective and strategic leader in the work place by focusing on the tasks and not being easily swayed by other parties with varying opinions whose input will not have the desired result.
Question 8 of 30
What experience do you have that you believe relates to fundraising?
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Extensive volunteer experience in the community supporting various causes that lead to fund raising for charity.
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Have fundraising at church for the usher board.
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Customer service, people person.
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I have more than 16 years of nonprofit experience, creating and implementing strategies that increased the organizations revenue streams. As a result, additional staff was hired, revenue increased and our opportunities to serve, based on our mission, increased as well.
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I have previously volunteered for cancer research and oxfam and helped raise money for a great cause.
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I worked as a Call Blended Team Lead in the Collections Department. I managed a team of 11 Collection Specialists whose goal was to collect $500,000 a month as a team.
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I have worked as a trustee within a charity, I have hosted and organised a number of community events this year including varsity which rasied £10000 in one week I have also streatically made alll our student clubs and societies raise over £30,000 in a year.
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Volunteer Annual Fund position, non-profit sales, millage work.
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I have customer service experience and experience working with a non profit organization.
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Cold calling ina sales invironment where I am use to hearing know and still maintain enthuasisim to make the next call and maintain my composure.
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I have excellent people skills in creating and managing relationships over a long period of time. I am very good at motivating people and organisations to see where their work is going.
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Soliciting donations for charity events, providing chartiable gift certificates for other fundraising events.
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I was assisting a charity organisation to get donations from the public by writing media releases about their upcoming events and their requirements with regards to the organisations they raising funds for and this got publicity from newspapers who were able to cover the story.
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I have been actively fundraising for 12 years towards an organisation that I founded and grew from scratch to sustainability.
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My background in various sales and leadership positions requires me to have strong customer relationships. These kinds of skill translate to fundraising very well as you need to establish trust, integrity and a connection with the customer where they feel comfortable in meeting with you.
Question 9 of 30
How will you motivate a volunteer to raise funds?
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By rewarding them by rpaising them and by acknowledgin of what they have actived in terms of how it helped xyz.
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Teach them why they are volunteering, be positive and support them as best as you can.
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I will help the volunteer understand the benefits of their work, and then recognize, praise and reward their efforts.
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Make sure they have an understanding of the project and what the needs are. Make sure they know exaclty what is expected of them.
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Encourage volunteer to be knowledgable about the cause so that they can be confident when engaging people. Tell them sucess stories. Have team meetings and equip them with possible questions and answers.
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Clearly define the mission, get to know volunteers strength and hobbies, communicate with them and get feed back.
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Make sure they know why st dominics is special or have them meet the residents.
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I would tell them all about the issues we are fighting against and how we can slow down or even save the the environments from being destroyed completely.
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By reminding them of what the funds are going to.
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By setting a good example myself and making sure that volunters feel appreciated, that their individual contributions make a huge difference to the overall goal of the organization.
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Tell them an inspiring true story.
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Motivation is key because showing that you are truly passionate in what you believe will gain confidence in others, it should encourage them to put their faith in you and generally a more comprehensive conversation.
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By being supportive and encouraging. Making it fun.
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I think you need to pay attention to volunteers, perhaps even more so than staff employees. You need to lead by example, show, demonstrate and coach. Volunteers need to know that their leader cares about them.
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Communicate the goals of the organisation to them, explain how their fundraising will make a big difference, offer support and advice along the way.
Question 10 of 30
Why would you make a good fundraiser?
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I have excellent relationship building skills, volunteer management and delegation skills. I am not afraid to ask for what I want and do this with grace.
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Why would you make a good fundraiser.
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Because I belive in what I am doing and it is completly for a good cause which would benifit the community in a noticable way though the funds contributedby each individual is very littel.
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Because I have passion for everything I do. I am positive with my passion for the charity, knowledge through training, and personality I can persuade a prospect into either donating, or stamping a memory of the chairty in their mind.
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To thoroughly assess the requirement for the funds required, explain the needs for the funds required to the bankers and justify the return on investment for a particular project or business within the given timelines.
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I am planned and want to put into practice meeeting greeeting and persuading potential donors.
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I have good communication skills. I am agreeable, I strike good rapport with people, I am hardworking, I am thorough and I care about everything I do.
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I believe in doing good for people, I have atman the ability to fell for others as we feel for ourselves.
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I would make a good fundraiser because I am creative driven honest trustworthy and I have fundraising experience.
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I love this job and i'd give it all my energy to complete it in the best way. Cooperative and ersuasive skills. the ability to stay calm during a crisis. patience and optimism.
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I believe I have a persuasive manner by influence others to contribute to a worthy cause.
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Because I have interest in doing this job, I am a quick learner and looking forward to interact with people that will boost my capabilities of socializing and also I will know that I am doing something good to society.
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I am first of all a passionate individuals that can go extra miles to achieve the goal or the target fixed by the organisation. My good administration and organisational skills give me the chance to know how to prioritise a great amount of workload under deadlines. And last I am a good communicator capable to engage with multiple stakeholder at different levels and maintain strong business relationship.
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I am positive and passionate about the cause and would put everything into motivating and supporting fundraisers every day to raise as much as we can.
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Because I talk ALOT and I'm friendly.
Question 11 of 30
Have you done any volunteer fundraising?
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Yes, I have volunteered many hours to support causes that I believed in.
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Yes, I have helped sell off cakes at a cake stall in the Kemptown Carnival, one of the reasons the Communications Manager of FF took me on to help her in her role. I have line danced to raise funds, which was great fun, I love dancing. I was one of the instructors in an aerobathon in High School. I discovered Give as You Live, which I use to raise funds for FF.
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Yes I have I was the president of the criminology society in university and raised $2, 000 worth of merchandise and services I also obtained $2, 000 worth of items for a silent auction for a fundraisor one of the students at local school created to raise funds for the local hospice.
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Yes via my political party - a continuous effort. Fundraising for a political party is a difficult task. As not everyone considers politics to be a worthy cause to donate to.
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My experience at Refugee Action into the campaign gave me the opportunity to discover how a campaign is fundraised, which actions can be made and how to appeal.
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Yes as mentioned previously race night & raffle and shoe boxes.
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I have not done volunteer fundraising but I have done some past volunteer work which included picking up rubbish and working long shifts with no payment for 7 days.
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Yes - for a girl in my neighborhood who had an accident and needed medical funds.
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Iā€™m not sure what you mean by volunteer fundraising. If you mean, have I ever volunteered my fundraising skills to another organization, the answer is no. If you mean, have I ever managed volunteers to fundraise for the organization, the answer is also no.
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I haven't raised funds directly but I have been a case study and volunteered 54 Times for YWT so I have given my time in different ways.
Question 12 of 30
How would you rate your communication skills?
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I have ecellent communitacation skills I can communicatie on all different leves as previous jobs I had to communicate with hotels, sonsors, advertisers, donors and guests you have to hace spectacular communication skills.
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Fantastic I am well able to communicate at all levels. I have a marketing background so therefore use my creativity to get a clear message across and then network to get it out there.
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I have excellent written and oral communication skills.
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I would say I am an excellent communicator via all means. I regularly use email, letters and call supporters. For example I have been tasked with maintaining relationships and supporting our 25 RideLondon riders this involved communication primarily through email and phone calls. I developed good relationships with the riders, many of which said they has recoved excellent support and went on to ride the year after and for the upcomming year.
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On a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being excellent, I would rate my skills at 8. I have good communication skills and I would like to improve so that I can confidently rate myself at 10. I believe this can be achieved by doing communications short courses. My personal goal would be to do a Masters in Communication, at the University of Warwick, Cambridge or Oxford, reputable for offering a good standard of skills within the communications masters.
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My experience as a waitress and as an office assistant has taught me a great deal about the value of clear communication. It is necessary to get messages through in an effective timely fashion in order for any business to operate.
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I would say that I have excellent communication skills which I have developed over several years of customer service experience. I really enjoy talking with the public and with members on my team.
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I have a very positive attitude and good communication skills.
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I would make a joke first, at least that should get people in a mood to talk, then I would ask them what they think about the issues we are working against and then ask them what would they do to make a difference, and if the opportunity is here right now to make a difference then would they do it?
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Great communicator with open, honest and real communication.
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I am able to speak with people at their level.
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Refined and above average.
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I think my communication skills are very good - I am clear, concise and thorough and have the ability to communicate with various audiences.
14.
I am very detailed and clear when communicating what I want & what I need from a person.
15.
I think I have got excellent communication skills.
Question 13 of 30
Do you believe in the cause for our fundraising?
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Of Course its always good to make money for those in need.
2.
Working to raise funds for my university will be the zenith of my career, and it is my aim to be part of the transformational strength.
3.
Yes. The arboretum provides an oasis for many people.
4.
Yes. I truly believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to receive a college education, and that education is what will change the world for the better.
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Yes because funding is a key part of a charity being able to function and help its clients without funds the charity cannot Sustain itself to work towards helping those in need.
Question 14 of 30
Fundraising is very hard work, are you up for the challenge?
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1.
I love challenges that is why I want this job I thrive on challenge and opportunity and this job has what I am looking for. In my previous roles there were plenty callenges because of the market we were dealing with that does not shy me away in fact it movtvates me more.
2.
I love the challenge of fundraising and I fully understand the peaks and valleys.
3.
Yes, I like a challenge. I would like to see the facility prosper and increase the amount of fundraisers and build the donor list. I would like to write grants to help fund upcoming projects.
4.
It is very challenging, but also very rewarding. I believe in the the cause we represent and have passion for it due to my life experiences. I think that passion would get our team through challenging times.
5.
Yes, I am certainly up for the challenge. I am not oblivious to the amount of energy it involves, and have great admiration for everyone at ESY who has given so much time and energy to make Saturday evening sessions possible.
6.
I am and I wouldnt have applied if I wasnt sure about it.
7.
Yes I am. I love and thrive in conquering dynamic scenarios and challenging work portfolio.
8.
Yes definitelty I love a challenge. I am continately finding more effecitve ways to do things as well as challenging others. My students for example I have created lession plans to challenge and encourage them to learn.
9.
YES, i'm so ready for challenge.
10.
Yes - I have worked as Membership Coordinator for the past 6 years and had to reach over $1 million target in retention.
11.
I am ready to go over the extra tasks that the role required in order to reach the targets.
12.
I am more than up for the challenge. It is something I'm so passionate about and would put 110% in to the cause At all times.
13.
Yes. I enjoy a good challenge.
14.
I thrive on this work. It's fascinating, challenging and most rewarding. Otherwise, I might have moved on to some other arena. I know my natural gifts and my drive for success. This is my field.
15.
Yes I am, I love challanges I thrive on challange and opportunities.
Question 15 of 30
How did you develop connections in your past fundraising position?
User-Submitted Answers
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By having good communication and negotiation skills. by developing relationships with people I need ed it to eg hotels staff flower shjows, fashion shops restaurants, jewellery.
2.
By networking with the right groups got me success for my fundraising event e. G. I became friendly with hotel staff who looked after me when we ran an event and good donor relationship kept my connctions ongoing.
3.
Communicating and reiterating the mission to current supporters, asking for names of their contacts who were interested in the same cause. Increasing my use of social media and taking advantages of networking opportunities.
4.
I spoke to program assistants and to colleagues and because I enjoy talking to and getting to know people, I found connections developed naturally.
5.
Usually through social interaction and networking. I am always up for an event to meet new people.
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By constantly looking for and following up on opportunities, then developing relationships with folks over time.
7.
Open, honest communications and relationship building with vendors/donors.
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By writing expressions of interest, networking and also volunteering pro bono support to potential donor groups/agencies etc.
9.
I spoke to people about the cause its importance and the impact on the community.
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Build relationship with donors, gain their trust and keep in connect with them. I have alway made my clients/ donors feel that can turn to me for any issues.
11.
I developed connections by interacting with the right people.
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Social events and conferences.
13.
Research the individual talk to colleges get an understand of who they are ask them to introduce me or introduce myself and then build a relationship From There.
Question 16 of 30
Do you need a worthy cause to do fundraising?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
No, you need a strategic plan and a good pool of supporters.
2.
I enjoy the people aspect and the persuasion piece of fundraising. It is a challenge and stimulating.
3.
Yes. I must have a goal that will benefit a gourp or an individul inneed.
4.
Yes, I cant raise funds for the sake of it.
5.
Yes, I must believe in and feel passionate about the cause to be effective.
6.
Yes. Fundamental denominator for a successful fundraising effort.
7.
Sometime and sometimes not. You will need to find donors that are passionate about issues and your the same cause.
8.
No, just a good strategy a good plan a good cause and a heap of supporters.
9.
Of course I have to believe.
10.
It helps to be able to made a connection with people and show them how their gift helps and adds value.
11.
I believe you do and as a fundraiser it's important for you to be passionate about the cause your trying to raise funds for and I think that makes a truest good fundraiser because you will dedicate your time and energy to try and obtain funding.
Question 17 of 30
How persuasive are you?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
We have a very successful rate in finding bank that require a 5 % to 20% down payment, how comfortable are you with that?
2.
I have superior communications skills and I am able to communicate my strong convictions when I sell the organization. People tend to trust me because I am honest, trust worthy and reliable.
3.
I am blessed that I come across as authentic and therefore, most people find me agreeable and trustworthy and would believe what I say and I certainly believe there is room for development of my negotiation and persuasion skills which I believe would come from practice.
4.
I am very persuasive. I usually get equipt with facts and prepare to educate people as to why they should support my cause. I provide the benefits to themselves.
5.
I believe I am extremely persuasive.
6.
I would give myself a rating of above average. I am goal oriented and focused.
7.
I can be persuasive when the event is close to my heart.
8.
I am effective at what I do as a fundraiser.
9.
Very good in persuading people.
10.
I have a soft approach with donors, I build a strong relationship and explain the importance of their contribution to our cause and the return in their investment.
11.
I'm a very persuasive person, for example I uses to negotiate for my boss for the items he was purchasing because I was very persuasive in getting it for the cheapest price.
12.
Quite when I'm motivated.
13.
I believe that if you can adequately explain the need to an interested prospect, then you can convince the prospect to donate. My focus is on developing communications that adequately communicate the need.
14.
I have been told I'm quite persuasive socially and at work not in a pressurising way but in a calm way I'm Able to give my Opinion and share my experience.
Question 18 of 30
What do you know about fundraising?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I have 16 plus years of fundraising, increasing revenue which increases and improves service delivery--allowing an organization to live out its mission.
2.
It requires tenacity. It requires good communication skills. One needs to know how to win people over. It is suited for people who are bubbling with ideas and have high energy levels. It needs a lot of time and patience especially with writing proposals.
3.
I know that it involves a considerable amount of hard work. I think that it would be rewarding. I also think that it is necessary to fund important causes.
4.
Funding raising is seaking donation from the public for a specific cause by asking through various medium such as cold calling or street fundraising.
5.
Various experiences I have had in previous roles have some element of fundraising to them.
6.
My experience has been on a small scale - all related to parochial school. I feel it is important to set a fundraising goal, get good people involved and get them excited about achieving that goal then lay out a plan to accomplish it.
7.
I know you have to be passionate, organised and have good communition skills.
8.
Raising money for the company calling sponsors be volunteers in fundraising events.
9.
Influencing people to donor to worthy causes. Its hard and ongoing efforts to reach your targets. You need to be resilient driven to get results and maintain a positive attitude and be productive under pressure. Also you need to be creative with your projects to attract donors.
10.
I had a group of 4 to scan clients files to be uploaded on online database. The assignment took 3 months to complete.
11.
I know that you need great communication skills, strong confidence, persuasiveness and I know that you need to be able to over come situations.
12.
Not much. I'm ready to learn.
13.
My position for the last 2.5 years has been in our Annual Giving department, which where a lot of my knowledge lies. I've focused on stewardship efforts as well as donor communications. I also know a little about planned giving.
14.
I know that it is an important way for the charity to generate funds and fundraising can be done through different means people volunteer their time to raise money for a charity they believe in.
Question 19 of 30
What motivates you in life?
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1.
I am motivated by a number of things. First, I like to have goals and work to accomplish them. Next, I enjoy making contacts with people and understanding their motivations in life. Finally, I want to know that I am making a diffference.
2.
Making a difference for others in need.
3.
Challenges, been able to put a smile on someones face, the drive to achieve and money.
4.
Helping others, accomplishing tasks - love to mark things off my to do list.
5.
Intrinsic rewards of self actualisation, tangible validation ratios demonstrated in my level of success in personal and professional pursuits.
6.
The rest of the world who dont have the basic necesitiea I do. I want to amke the most of what I have.
7.
I am motivated to make a difference in society and to make a positive change in the lives of others.
8.
Everything, literally. anything that will lead in makig peaple happy in the end, motivates me.
9.
Worthy causes and get recognition for the hard work one does, and rewarded adequately. Working with a positive and encouraging team.
10.
Deep engagement. Passionate drive. Helping others achieve what they wish for.
11.
MaKing a difference in others lives.
12.
My family and my careers.
13.
I have been blessed with a wonderful life, so I would say gratitude. One must pay it forward.
14.
My sister better my life for us not having to struggle financially being able to see what I have accomplished and what have I overcome.
Question 20 of 30
Have you worked in telemarketing before?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes I worked for queens fund raising for one year back in the late 90s.
2.
Yes, I worked for a magazine company that made cold calls.
3.
I have a degree in Management and Economics as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism. This means I have a good understanding of how activities at a micro-economic level can bring positive change at a macro-economic level. Further, because of the training in research and reporting, I am able to communicate messages to vast audiences by using framing and jargon where applicable.
4.
When I was young, but little experience.
5.
No, I have no experience with telemarketing.
6.
Yes I was the superviser of 6 tele-recruiters for the heart and stroke and I recruited volunteers as well.
7.
Yes as a telemarketer myself for salmat and commercial companies. Also I do volunteer telemarketing for a political party.
8.
Influencing people to donor to worthy causes. Its hard and ongoing efforts to reach your targets. You need to be resilient driven to get results and maintain a positive attitude and be productive under pressure. Also you need to be creative with your projects to attract donors.
9.
No I have not, but I believe I would be good at it.
10.
Yes. My last position I was making 100-125 calls a day.
11.
In college, I called alumni to ask for money for our university. It was not a telemarketing firm, but I imagine it was a similar experience.
Question 21 of 30
Have you had any experience recruiting volunteers?
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1.
Yes, my current position is the Activity Director. That role is also the volunteer coordinator. I have presented the benefits of volunteering and have recruited volunteers from local churches, schools and also worked with volunteer organizations to recruit volunteers.
2.
Yes, I have. As an assistant Shop Manager, there was a time when our volunteers were moving on to employment or moving towns, leaving us short of volunteers. I communicated with the volunteers we had, some were willing to increase their hours. Then I put a notice up facing out onto the street and when I communicated with the Volunteer Centre I requested they send any volunteers willing to work in retail our way.
3.
I come from a volunteering background in all my charity roles. Directly and indirectly/ I am well versed in their needs and position to a charity.
4.
Yes I recruited 5 volunteers for the agency I worked for we had a small office and no active volunteers when I started at the agency. I also created the new training manual.
5.
Yes, i've held several interviews for different people.
6.
Yes, Red Cross door knock appeal, politically and for a Member of Parliament's office. Politically, to recruit for polling booths, to help in fundraising functions, door knocking. Reaching out to schools, community organisations and businesses, industry associations, church groups.
7.
Yes I have in high school I had class announcements and there was one where I had to find colonisers for the greens rubbish clean up.
8.
Yes, but there is always room for improvement.
Question 22 of 30
Tell me about your college education and how it will propel you in this field?
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1.
I am a graduate of DSU with a medical secretary degree. I have a great deal of writing experience and attention to detail by writing for the college newspaper. This position requires grant writing. I have experience writing grants at my current employer.
2.
Sales, Communications, Blogging, Writing and editing and journalism.
3.
I am a student at humber. I was taught about Interpersonal Relationship where I learnt about different personalities and how to engage each kind to warm them prior to asking for business.
4.
I dont think my college will have any effect on this field.
5.
I would like to go back and complete my college education but that was not possible with my commute and while my children were young. I am hoping that I can start taking classes in the near future.
6.
I studied business mgt -so I can only attribute the discipline of acquiring an education as opposed to actually being propelled by the degree earned.
7.
I have a BA in psychology and criminology it helps me understand others and communicate effectively.
8.
Won't affect my performance you will find me anytime you want me.
9.
My first course and career was social welfare I spent 10 years working in the field, so I have always been leant to worthy causes and compassionate about issues that effect us. I found myself good at fundraising for my political party, good with people, excellent at organising and administration, therefore I realised I can transfer those skills to non - profit organisations and fundraise for worthy causes.
10.
My college education mostly includes business, I believe business is similar to fundraising depending on the type of business, to become an entrepreneur you need confidence, communication skills but also being persuasive to be able to sell your products.
11.
I had a liberal arts education which I am grateful for. In school I was exposed to a wide range of topics, studies, etc. This background, combined with my work and overseas experience have prepared me.
12.
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Psychology. Definitely understanding psychology has helped me understand and use the psychology of fundraising. I earned my college education and I know that it can be a luxury to attend college. This has motivated me to help others in the nonprofit field.
Question 23 of 30
Have you ever led a fundraising campaign?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Yes, I have led several successfule campaigns.
2.
Yes, I have raised a fundraising campaign. When we started our capital campaign to funds our new building, I led the leadership portion of the campaign. I visited one on one with the management staff. I presented on the importance of the new building. Our old long term care facility was institutional. Our current building is a more home-like atmosphere. Different giving opportunities were reviewed with the staff. There was 100% participation from the management staff and we exceeded the goal we had set to raise.
3.
No. But I have been involved in fundraising campaigns and have played an integral part in the sucess of the campaign.
4.
Yes I worked as the coordinator for the door to door campaign as well as the glam swap, purple bag campaign, walk a mile, vday,
5.
Yes, with the Cancer Council I needed to find funds from businesses and build a profile with 5 different ethnic communities and utilise their media outlets, such as community radios and newspapers.
6.
In my position as Individual Giving Coordinator, I was in charge of raising money for both Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day. This involved creating the plan, implementing the plan, and then analyzing the results.
Question 24 of 30
How would you describe your work ethic?
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1.
I have a strong work ethic and believe in the value of hard work. I am honest and I model honest practices to my team.
2.
I have a strong work ethic. I believe in the title of leader rather than supervisor. I feel working with staff and showing an example makes staff feel like they are part of a team and want to succeed.
3.
I am an Achiever. As a result, I tend to work until the job is done. I would describe myself as thorough and dedicated to the task(s) I am trusted with.
4.
I have a strong work ethic. Doing a good job is part of who I am and I derive self esteem through performing well at my job. I consider myself a hard working person.
5.
Professional, dedicated and disciplined outcome/impact focused approach.
6.
I am very caring couragous. I have integrity and I am very progressive in promoting change.
7.
Loves team work and I always try to work with them all aqually and get the chance to know them all and I make sure that there's no one left out.
8.
Very High - I believe it is a measure of your professionalism and reputation. It displays sound judgement and keep to organisational standards.
9.
Hard work is worthy of reward.
10.
I wake everyday with a sense of purpose.
11.
I am a very organized and focused person, and I enjoy taking the initiative. I like to take the time to plan projects, implement them, and then analyze the effectiveness to determine what to change next. I like to find more efficient ways to implement projects or to complete tasks.
Question 25 of 30
Some people in the business like to call this Fun Raising, do you agree?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Yes, I agree. There are many rewards to raising funds to support causes that you feel strongly about.
2.
Yes, I agree. Fundraising unites people for a cause. Being the people person that I am I find enjoyment working with others for a common cause.
3.
Explain. I dont have an opinion on this.
4.
Not necessarily, but I am not averse to making the process fun for all stakeholders.
5.
Yes I do I love planning events especially those I am passionale about such as your agency.
6.
Yes, because we raise funds while enjoying our time and having fun because we love what we're doing.
7.
Yes I have in high school, we set up a movie night for cancer council $2 entry fee held at the school gymnasium.
8.
Of course it's fun when you can raise funds and achieve your goals.
9.
I think that it's important to have fun in your job and at the end of the day to remember the mission that you are supporting.
Question 26 of 30
What fundraising techniques would you want to use for our cause?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Being affable, using movement, and abut flirtatious with the girls,
2.
In general, I would like to make sure that thereā€™s a well thought out fundraising plan. More specifically, I would like to analyze how your current annual giving program is doing, and see what potential changes could be made. I would look at the total revenue, average gift, and retention rate for each segment of donors (new donors, current donors, etc) to make sure they are within the appropriate benchmarks. If they are not, I would try to figure out why and what changes we can make to address those issues.
Question 27 of 30
Do you feel passionate about our organization?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I always wanted to workin an organisation like yours that does so much for the community. fantastic company.
2.
I am very passionate about your organization. I believe strongly in and I support the mission of the organization.
3.
Being employed by this facility for 14 years in another position, I feel passionate about this organization. I have seen us raise the funds to build our new facility. Working in long term care you make a difference in the residents lives daily. By having the available funding, it allows us to keep up with the latest technology and to teach that to another generation. Having laptop computers available to the residents to Skype with their families, and a new van to take residents on outings in the community are a couple areas where I would like raise funds for. They are the reason we are all here, and it is important to make this feel like home.
4.
I most certainly do. As I am a mother to a 3-year old boy, I see how with limited funds, it can be difficult for parents to keep their active, inquisitive children productively occupied. ESY offers all young people a way to use their creativity, time and energy in a productive manner. This is commendable!!!
5.
Of course. How can I not?
6.
Yes. That is why I applied.
7.
Yes I do I habe a connection to the cause.
8.
Yes I do, I have a great passion for fundraising and for this organisation specifically.
9.
Yes. I am a yearly member with my family.
Question 28 of 30
Tell me about the biggest amount of capital you've raised?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I have sold over $820,000 in meeting space for the hotel.
2.
The biggest amount of capital I have raised would be our leadership portion of our capital campaign. Our goal was to raise $100,000 and we exceeded that by $25,000.
3.
We were trying to raise funds for a trip. We made enough money to suppliment the bus fare and drastically reduce the cost for some members by selling snacks.
4.
I raised approx 200, 000 dollars for the heart and stroke.
5.
Yes - I have worked as Membership Coordinator for the past 6 years and had to reach over $1 million target in retention.
6.
In my position as Individual Giving Coordinator, my manager and I raised $5.2 million in the Annual Giving Program. This involved 22 mailed pieces and four e-mail campaigns.
Question 29 of 30
Would you host a dinner for potential donors?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Yes I definitely would if they agreed it to it, I would definitely love to host a dinner to congratulate donors that are caring for others but them selves.
2.
I would be willing to do this, but I would argue that hosting a dinner does not match my fundraising skills.
Question 30 of 30
What sales experience do you have? If none, would you be willing to take sales training courses?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Yes I have I was a telemarketer for Myers clarpet cleaning for about a month.
2.
I have extensive experience, but love learning.
3.
I do not have any sales experience, and yes I can take courses.

About Fundraising

August 17th, 2017

Fundraising or fund raising (also development) is the process of soliciting and gathering contributions as money or other resources, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies (see also crowd funding).

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