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Public relations and fundraising managers need at least a bachelor’s degree, and some positions may require a master’s degree. Many years of related work experience are also necessary.Education
For public relations and fundraising management positions, a bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, English, fundraising, or journalism is generally required. However, some employers prefer a master’s degree, particularly in public relations, journalism, fundraising, or nonprofit management.
Courses in advertising, business administration, public affairs, public speaking, and creative and technical writing can be helpful.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Although not mandatory, public relations managers can get certified through the Public Relations Society of America. Candidates qualify based on years of experience and must pass an exam to become certified.
The International Association of Business Communicators offers a credential to demonstrate a level of knowledge and expertise.
The Certified Fund Raising Executive program, offered by CFRE International, is voluntary, but fundraisers who pursue certification demonstrate a level of professional competency to prospective employers. Candidates are required to have 5 years of work experience in fundraising and have 80 hours of continuing education through conference attendance and classroom instruction to qualify. Fundraisers must apply for renewal every 3 years to keep their certification valid.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Public relations and fundraising managers must have several years of experience in a related or entry-level position, such as a public relations specialist or fundraiser.
Lower level management positions may require only a few years of experience, whereas directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience.Important Qualities
Communication skills. Managers deal with the public regularly; therefore, they must be friendly enough to build rapport and receive cooperation from their media contacts and donors.
Leadership skills. Public relations and fundraising managers often lead large teams of specialists or fundraisers and must be able to guide their activities.
Organizational skills. Public relations and fundraising managers are often in charge of running several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills.
Problem-solving skills. Managers sometimes must explain how the company or client is handling sensitive issues. They must use good judgment in what they report and how they report it.
Speaking skills. Public relations and fundraising managers regularly speak on behalf of their organization. When doing so, they must be able to explain the organization’s position clearly.
Writing skills. Managers must be able to write well-organized and clear press releases and speeches. They must be able to grasp the key messages they want to get across and write them succinctly in order to keep the attention of busy readers or listeners.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Investment Strategist, DIR. Strategic A.A.||Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Payco LLC||New York, NY||Oct 12, 2009||$280,537|
|Managing Director, Strategic Communications-Corporate||Teneo Holdings LLC||New York, NY||Mar 03, 2016||$250,000|
|Strategic Director||Paola Russo, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Sep 18, 2014||$246,000|
|Strategic Pricing Director||Citrix Systems, Inc.||Goleta, CA||Sep 01, 2014||$180,000 -
|Director Strategic Communications||Createthe Group, Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2012||$162,500|
|Director, Strategic Transactions||Bristol-Myers Squibb Company||Princeton, NJ||Mar 23, 2015||$150,600|
|Director, Strategic Transactions||Bristol-Myers Squibb Company||Princeton, NJ||Oct 21, 2013||$150,600|
|Strategic Director/Writer||Redscout LLC||New York, NY||Aug 14, 2014||$150,000|
|Strategic Director||Redscout LLC||New York, NY||Sep 14, 2013||$150,000|
|Director, Strategic Transactions||Bristol-Myers Squibb Company||Princeton, NJ||Jul 22, 2011||$145,000|
|Director of Strategic Innovation||Lee Kum Kee (USA), Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Apr 09, 2016||$144,893 -
|Director, Strategic Patterning||L Brands Service Company, LLC||New York, NY||Sep 15, 2015||$142,792 -
|Strategic Insights Director||TNS Custom Research, Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 10, 2011||$140,000|
|Director-Strategic Pricing||Asurion, LLC||Nashville, TN||Mar 14, 2016||$136,000|
|Director, Strategic Relationships||Persistent Systems, Inc.||Santa Clara, CA||Apr 18, 2014||$133,000|
|Director of Strategic Pricing||Trizetto Corporation||Englewood, CO||Jan 11, 2014||$131,664 -
|Director Strategic Forecast||R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company||Winston-Salem, NC||Sep 19, 2010||$129,861|
|Director of Strategic Pricing||The Trizetto Group, Inc.||Greenwood Village, CO||Jan 10, 2011||$120,370 -
|Director, Strategic Transformation||Ameriprise Financial, Inc.||Minneapolis, MN||Feb 26, 2012||$120,000|
|Director, Strategic Research & Communication||Benenson Strategy Group||New York, NY||Jan 12, 2015||$110,000|
|Strategic Director||Alpina Foods, LLC||Miami, FL||Dec 01, 2010||$110,000|
|Director of Strategic Growth and Entitlements||Life Time Fitness, Inc.||Chanhassen, MN||Jun 15, 2011||$100,262|
|Director of Strategic Accts. & European Busn. DEV.||Wildfire Interactive, Inc.||Palo Alto, CA||Aug 01, 2010||$100,000|
|Director of Strategic Cooperation||Le Vision Pictures (USA) Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Aug 25, 2016||$100,000|
|Director of Strategic Cooperation||Faraday&Future Inc.||Gardena, CA||Aug 25, 2016||$100,000|
|Strategic Director, Quantitative Insights||Added Value||New York, NY||May 26, 2014||$95,500|
|Director, Strategic Pricing/Execution (Pharma Stra||Cardinal Health, Inc.||Dublin, OH||Oct 03, 2011||$94,000 -
|Strategic Insights Director||Alma DDB, LLC||San Francisco, CA||Aug 15, 2011||$90,000|
|Strategic Communications Specialsit||Paynearme, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Mar 31, 2014||$85,000|
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