Very different from most event planning professions, Fund-raising planners are hired specifically to plan events that will make money for nonprofits, foundations and unique causes. Depending on the organization, expected proceeds can reach millions of dollars.
Good fit for those who are passionate about a cause and good at raising funds.
Skills Needed: Successful experience in raising money, even if on a small scale; Need to be very well-connected with donors and other individuals that are known for their philanthropy; Need to be skilled at marketing and generating buzz that will turn into dollars raised. Also good to have knowledge of finances and budgets.